Unbelievably, I forgot to tell you all about Refill
Refill as a scheme started in Bristol I believe, but it has since gone national. Myself and the other volunteers at Kinder Living were asked to set up the scheme for the Horsham District, which we have done. It was officially launched on the 8th.
Anyway, it’s basically an app which tells you where your nearest Refill Stations are. You then visit a Refill Station and fill up your water bottle for free (not the single use throw away plastic kind). Businesses can get themselves added to the app, which is good for them because they get visibility and increased footfall. It’s good for the rest of us too (and I don’t just mean us humans!), because there’ll be less plastic being used.
So as well as launching all that, we managed to get the council to install a permanent drinking water tap in the local park too.
You can get the app at https://www.refill.org.uk/get-the-refill-app/
Originally shared by Kinder Living
Do you use Horsham Park?
Those of you who came to the Kinder Living Stand at Funday Sunday last weekend will have heard us directing people to the newly fitted tap on a standpipe, about 30m from where our stand was, to refill water bottles. We used it all day ourselves to blend the smoothies on the smoothie bikes.
Horsham District Council staff worked hard to ensure the tap was ready for Funday Sunday and the launch of Refill Horsham District. I know a tap sounds easy, but you wouldn’t believe how complicated such things can actually be!
We have now heard the good news that the tap will be a permanent fixture! It now has a push tap (so it doesn’t get left on accidentally) and a sign will be put up soon so people know it is definitely drinking water.
This means that those using the park, or walking their dogs, can fill up water bottles (or doggy dishes for our canine friends!) free of charge. We love the fact that our launch helped make this facility available.
Please join us in saying thank you to those who took the time to arrange it.
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