Refill Weybridge – Free Tap Water To Cut Back On Single-Use Plastics
Refill is a nationwide scheme providing a network of points offering the public free tap water in the UK. The network comprises high street retailers, cafes, restaurants, other businesses, museums, and local authorities. The idea for Refill came from Natalie Fee, who set up the community interest company City to Sea in order to launch Refill in Bristol in 2015. City to Sea continues to organise it along with sponsor Water UK.
The scheme aims to prevent waste created by single-use plastic water bottles, as well as increasing the availability of quality drinking water. Recently, 19th June was celebrated as the national Refill Day all across the country to spread awareness about this campaign and stop the use of single Use Plastics in our day to day life.
Charu Sood, the Local Champion for Weybridge, was introduced to Refill Scheme by Tricia Bland, local champion for Thames Ditton, and was inspired by the message and the initiative.
There are around one million plastic bottles bought per minute around the world and the harm caused by the plastics to our planet is irreversible. This use of plastic is predicted to increase by 20 percent by 2021 and she sees this community based initiative as a first step in the war on plastic.
After signing up as a Local Champion for Refill Weybridge in March 2019, she started to sign up the local businesses as refill stations. To date, she has successfully signed up more than 40 businesses as refill stations in Weybridge.
She has been highly active in promoting this initiative locally by visiting businesses in the Weybridge, spreading local awareness amongst residents through running a Stall in the Weybridge Cake Off event, visiting Oatlands Primary school and interacting with the children and also sharing her experiences on Woking and Brooklands radio.
To find more information on Refill Weybridge see the information on this page which is our website. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Refill Weybridge Launch – Charu Sood (Refill Champion) & Chris Grace (All About Weybridge & Refill website)
You can connect to this scheme by downloading the free Refill app and look for the refill stations around you. Today there are more than 17,000 refill stations all across the UK. These businesses are easily identifiable by a Bright Blue sticker with the message ”free tap here” prominently displayed on their windows/ doors. If you can’t find one around you then sign up as a champion and bring this scheme to your local area.
You will find more info about becoming a local Champion on www.refill.org.uk
The Problem With Plastic
A million plastic bottles are bought every minute. That figure is expected to rise by 20% by 2021
That figure is expected to rise by 20% by 2021
In the past 15 years, consumption of bottled water has gone up 100%
The average person in the UK will use 150 plastic water bottles every year
13 BILLION plastic bottles are used in the UK every year
A hundred thousand marine mammals and turtles are killed by plastic annually
1 million sea birds and hundred thousand marine mammals and turtles are killed by plastic annually
Plastic bottles now make up a third of all plastic pollution in the sea
There are now 159 plastic bottles for every mile of beach in the UK
A 1 litre single-use plastic water bottle takes over 8 litres of water to produce
Studies have shown that up to 90% of seabirds have plastic in their stomachs
How Does Refill Work?
Free Tap Water Provided By Participating Venues
Anyone can download the free app to find Refill Stations near them where they can refill on the go.
Participating cafés, bars, restaurants, banks, galleries, museums and other businesses simply sign up to the app and put a sticker in their window, alerting passers-by that they’re welcome to come on in and fill up their bottle.
There are now thousands of Refill Stations on the app in the UK alone – including railway stations, supermarkets, airports and high street chains.
Where You Can Refill
Weybridge & Local Businesses Currently Participating In Water Refill
Download The Refill App
We have listed some local participants below, to raise the profile of this project and encourage participation.
Refill In Church Street Weybridge (Town Centre)
40 Church Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8DP
Mail Boxes Etc.
Wey House, 15 Church Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8NA
7/9 Church Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8DE
11 Church Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8DE
23 Church Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8DE
The Pavillion, Churchfield Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8DB
13 Church Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8DE
Refill In High Street Weybridge (Town Centre)
Tony & Guy Hair Dressers
32-34 High Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8AB
The Full Monty Barber Shop
5a High Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8AX
10-12 High Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8AB
36 High Street, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8AB
26 High Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8AB
Refill In Queens Road & York Road Weybridge
93 Queens Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 9UQ
Amandege Hair Salon
119 Queens Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 9UN
Weybridge Eye Clinic
83 Queens Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 9UQ
87 Queens Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 9UQ
Others Not Yet Listed Here?
Maybe you could also send us photos that could help promote the use of refill and the venues offering the facility?
Refill In Monument Hill Weybridge
Roadway House, 35 Monument Hill, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8RN
Refill In York Road Weybridge
14 York Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 9DT
Refill In Thames Street Weybridge
Thames Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8LP
Refill In Oatlands Village
140 Oatlands Drive, Oatlands Village, Weybridge Surrey KT13 9HJ
112 Oatlands Drive, Oatlands Village, Weybridge Surrey KT13 9HL
139 Oatlands Drive, Oatlands Village, Weybridge Surrey KT13 9LA
114 Oatlands Drive, Oatlands Village, Weybridge Surrey KT13 9HL
Refill In Baker Street Weybridge (Town Centre)
23 Baker Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8AE
22-27 Baker Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8AE
WISE – Weybridge International School of English
6 Baker Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8AU
9 Baker Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8AE
20 Baker Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8AU
1 Baker Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8AE
29-31 Baker Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8AE
34 Baker Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8AU
Refill In Brooklands
Brooklands Place, 1 Abbot Close, Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7JN
Encouraging The Use Of Refill
We now have many shops and other venues in Weybridge offering free tap water refills, but to make a big difference, it is important for members of the public to get into the habit of taking refillable bottles when they go out.
Refill Weybridge Champion Charu Sood has visited Oatlands School to talk about Refill. The kids were very interested and enthusiastic.
Why Get Involved?
Reasons For Businesses To Offer The Refill Facility
Turn on the tap. Turn on the Refill revolution.
Be the change.
Show your customers you, your business and your staff are committed to taking action against plastic pollution.
People need to stay hydrated – and now they have another reason to visit your business. The Refill app and the Refill sticker in your window will attract thirsty passers-by into your establishment.
Join a growing movement.
By becoming a Refill Station you’ll be joining a network of thousands of businesses and organisations all working towards the same goal.
7 out of 10 people would view a business more favourably if it provided free drinking water
64% would choose to make a purchase from a participating business over a competitor
66% of people said they would be more likely to make a purchase from a business whilst refilling
65% would be more likely to return to make a future purchase
How To Get Found By The Public
Put Your Tap On The Map
Put Your Tap On The Map – Refill App
With the Refill app it’s easy to add your business as a Refill Station – connecting you to thousands of potential customers and making you part of a growing international movement. If your business is part of a chain, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be able to bulk upload all your stores at once.
Download the free Refill app here.
Open the app, select Get Involved and Add a Station, and enter your Refill Station details. Within 48 hours your entry should have been moderated and will appear live on the app.
Ensure everyone in your team knows you are now offering refills, and the procedure and designated tap for this. Include Refill awareness in your training guides and procedures for new staff. Read the advice page about Water Quality and Hygeine here.
Display the iconic Refill window sticker and put up our poster somewhere nice and visible to attract thirsty visitors. If you don’t yet have a sticker, contact us on the details below.