10,000 refills at Bristol Balloon Fiesta.

Around 10,000 people gulped down 6,000 litres of free tap water throughout the four-day fiesta!

Bristol’s Balloon Fiesta is the largest balloon fiesta in Europe, with over 100 balloons taking off from Ashton Court. It really is a sight to behold!

Bristol Water once more popped up their water bar, together we happily refilled people’s water bottles all weekend.

Preventing literally 1000s of single use plastic bottles heading into the waste stream!

Refill Bristol and Bristol Water have shown once again, it’s possible to wave goodbye to single use plastic water bottles at huge events such as this.

Next year people will expect to see it and be able to refill once more. With just a fraction of people bringing their own bottles this year we aim to encourage people before festivals to bring their own, reducing the impact even further.  With predictions of more plastic in the oceans than fish in just 30 years, this change can’t come soon enough.

We took the amazing opportunity at the festivals, to not only Refill but to educate the public – in a fun and engaging way – as to why we’re doing it. Once people understood, they were even more excited to see us there!

Hopefully next year we’ll get to go up in a balloon ourselves… but until then we’ll carry on refilling.

Hopefully next year we’ll get to go up in a balloon ourselves… but until then we’ll carry on refilling.

Free Tap Water at Redfest

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