23 Jan Southend BID launches initiative that will allow people free tap water refills
Many of us think nothing of buying a bottle of water with our lunch, or while we’re out and about. As a consequence, single-use plastic containers have become a source of litter, pollution and general waste.
In a move to combat the increasing amount of plastic waste, Southend BID is launching a new initiative to offer free tap water to people with reusable bottles.
Appropriately dubbed Refill, the campaign will launch on Thursday 31 January, at the Royals Shopping Centre on Southend’s High Street.
The event will be a chance for visitors to the Refill stand to discover where they can top up their bottles with free tap water at participating cafes, bars, restaurants and other businesses across the town, in an effort to seriously reduce the reliance on single-use plastic bottles. Businesses that would like to support the Refill campaign will also be able to sign up and become a Refill Station.
Bottles, stickers, leaflets, business cards and Visit Southend printed promotional guides will be available to collect at the stand, while a series of ‘Prize hours’ will offer chances to win a Refill bottle and other goodies to the first person who visits the stand and fills in a Refill questionnaire.
Chelmsford and Brentwood recently introduced Refill to their High Streets, to much acclaim.