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How did Refill come about?
Refill is a City to Sea campaign who are a multi-award-winning organisation running campaigns to stop marine plastic pollution at source. In 2018, City to Sea joined with Water UK which represents all the water companies supplying tap water in the UK. Their vision is to provide customers and communities with world-class services and enhance the UK’s quality of life.
Thanks to their funding, Refill has grown from a local grassroots campaign to a national movement - and that's where St Helens comes in!
What is Refill?
Refill is now a national campaign who's main aim to get everyone to refill their water bottles rather than keep buying plastic bottles. Thanks to Refill, you can now access tap water, completely free of charge, at hundreds of businesses across the UK, and here in St Helens, we now have several premises where you can pop in and ask them to top up your bottle with water! Look out for the window sticker!
Where can I Refill in St Helens?
Currently across the borough, the following places will provide you with free tap water for your water bottle:
JD Wetherspoon (all)
Momo's, Westfield Street
Byroney's Cafe & Bistro, George Street
Cafe Zinho, Hardshaw Centre
Cafe Zinho, Church Square
REDS Cafe & Takeaway
The Boat House at Taylor Park
The Country Kitchen
Playdays, Central Street
As soon as anyone joins the scheme, we will add it to the list but also, you can look out for the water droplet window sticker, so you know you can get your free water! If you find a new venue, please email us, as we can provide the stickers free of charge!
In the UK, less than 3 in 10 people refill their reusable water bottles. Refill is not only better for the environment, but it also saves you money! There’s simply no need to buy bottled water.
The average person in the UK will use 150 plastic water bottles every year. If just 1 in 10 of us refilled once a week, we’d have 340 million fewer plastic bottles a year in circulation.