Mole Valley Refill Scheme on a High Having Achieved Sign-up Milestone

Leith Hill Refill Station

Businesses in the district have been enthusiastic in their support for the recently-established ‘Refill Mole Valley’ scheme. Over 50 local businesses have already signed up to list themselves as a Refill Station.

Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) only joined forces with founders of the Refill Campaign, City to Sea, in September this year, but more than 50 businesses in the district have already been inspired by the wider need to tackle avoidable plastic waste and signed up to the local initiative, Refill Mole Valley. Having become part of the Refill Revolution, participating businesses are helping to increase the public availability of drinking water in Mole Valley. 

The already impressive number of businesses across Mole Valley offering free drinking water means that residents and visitors to the district can easily find somewhere to fill up their re-usable bottles, rather than having to purchase single-use bottled water. Refill Stations can be found either by coming across an establishment displaying a Refill sticker in their window, or by locating businesses on a map hosted on the Refill app, which can be downloaded for free from a device’s app store.

Tanhouse Farmshop at Leith Hill Tower was the 50th business to become a Refill Station

For more information about where Refill Stations are located in the district, or as a business to sign up to the scheme, please visit www.molevalley.gov.uk/refill. Alternatively, please email refill@molevalley.gov.uk

Councillor Claire Malcomson, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We were thrilled to be able to celebrate the continued success of the Mole Valley Refill scheme at the site of the 50th business to become a Refill Station, Tanhouse Farmshop at Leith Hill Tower; the highest location in the district.

“Whilst we are very pleased at the speed with which Mole Valley’s Refill initiative has grown, we recognise there are many other businesses who may not yet be aware of this scheme and not had the opportunity to join the cause. Raising awareness is our single biggest challenge. We want to reach out to anyone who may be able to volunteer whatever time they can spare to help spread word of Refill amongst their local community. With your help, we hope to inspire change and reduce plastic waste.”   

Notes

  • Local Water Company is SES Water.
  • Refill launched in Bristol in 2015, and there are now over 22,000 Refill Stations around the UK registered on the free Refill app which shows you where you can refill your water bottle for free.
  • Web: www.refill.org.uk, www.citytosea.org.uk  Twitter: @refill
  • A Press Pack with logos and images is available at http://bit.ly/RefillMediaPackv2
  • Water UK is supporting the national roll-out of the Refill Scheme, alongside local water companies, with the aim of having tens of thousands of Refill Stations in every major city and town in England by 2021.
 
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