Reducing the use of single use plastic water bottles

Reducing the use of single use plastic water bottles

In a bid to further reduce plastic pollution in our area we are encouraging groups to join the “Refill” scheme.

How the scheme works

Refill is a national water campaign which allows you to refill your own bottle with tap water at designated refilling spots across the UK. The aim is to reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles. Participating businesses add their location on the Refill app and put a sticker in their window to let the public know they’re welcome to come in and fill up their bottle for free.

Why this is important

Reducing the use of single-use plastics is an easy way to lessen our impact on the environment. By providing free refilling locations around Broadland, people will be less likely to purchase a single-use plastic bottle, meaning less plastic waste and less money wasted on unnecessary single-use plastic.

We’re looking for local groups to promote the scheme

We would like groups to sign up to Refill and get actively involved in reducing single-use plastics in their area. If you’re interested in joining the Refill scheme, or know another local group that is, please email to get started. For more information please visit

If you are one of the first 15 groups to sign-up then you can win a Refill bottle

The bottle can be used by your group for a local competition to further promote the Refill scheme. Just email us with confirmation of your group’s sign-up to be in with a chance to win.

When you sign up your group will receive an information pack containing:

  • stickers and posters to promote the project
  • printable resources
  • Receive a Refill bottle direct from the Refill scheme to use for your own local competition (in addition to the bottles we are offering to the first 15 groups to sign up!).