National Refill Day!

The 19th June 2019 is #NationalRefillDay!" This is a chance to raise awareness of the brilliant Refill Campaign to help prevent millions of single-use bottles plastic bottles from polluting our streets and our oceans. The scheme simply encourages everyone to carry a reusable water bottle and refill on the go. Have you #GotTheBottle to stop plastic pollution by switching from a single-use plastic to a reusable one?

Do you feel uncomfortable asking for a free refill of tap water if you're not making a purchase? The Refill campaign works by connecting people who are looking for water with thousands of local businesses, where they can refill for free via a location-based app. Click here to download the official Refill App.

Participating bars, restaurants, cafes and a whole range of other businesses simply sign up to the App and display one of the blue Refill stickers in their window. This way people can locate them via the App or simply passing by in the street. There are now over 20,000 local business signed up to the Refill App UK-wide, and high street chains such as Costa, Starbucks and Wetherspoons are also signed up to the scheme.

On a local level the Refill scheme is run by volunteers who are passionate about reducing plastic pollution in their community, and here at OceanClear we are proud to be a part of this fantastic initiative as local Refill Champions! We have been busy spreading the word about Refill throughout Clitheroe and the surrounding villages, so keep a look out for the blue window stickers appearing around the Ribble Valley.

What can you do?

1.Switch from a single-use plastic bottle to a reusable one.

2.Tell the world you’ve #GotTheBottle to prevent plastic pollution.

3. Download the Refill app and find free tap water near you.

4. Show your support on social media by sharing a picture of your reusable bottle and refill on the go.

Why should you get involved?

•We're lucky enough to have clean tap water in the UK, so save money and drink tap water rather than bottled water.

•If just 1 in 10 Brits Refilled just once a week, we’d save around 340 million plastic bottles a year!

•A million plastic bottles are sold every minute around the world–a figure that’s expected to grow by 20% by 20214.

•According to the Environmental Audit Committee, consumption of bottled water has doubled over the last 15 years, with over 7 billion plastic water bottles used each year in the UK

Lets #ChooseToReuse and together we can make bottled water a thing of the past!

If you're a business owner and local to the Ribble Valley, then please get in touch via our Contact page if you'd like to join the #RefillRevolution

Is it time to get a new bottle? Visit the Travel section on the OceanClear website and view our range of reusable water bottles. We also have a great selection of ecoffee bamboo coffee cups too to choose from, so you can take your reusable coffee cup to your local coffee shop to take-away.

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