Nestled between the Lake District fells and the Pennines in Cumbria, the beautiful Eden district is often described as the county’s hidden gem.
Refill Eden – Protecting our Rivers
Refill Eden began in our district’s largest town, Penrith, in late 2017 and is spreading out across the area, from Appleby to Alston.
Eden is much-loved by walkers, cyclists and water sports enthusiasts enjoying our rivers and lakes, so the Refill scheme is the perfect way for our visitors and local people to get refreshed without resorting to disposable bottles of water.
Our Refill scheme is all the more important to us here in Eden as we have some stunning rivers and lakes in our district, which can easily carry plastic litter out into the sea, where it’s harming sea creatures and contaminating the world’s water. If fewer people are using disposable plastic bottles in our area, we hope to find fewer of them in our River Eden and other waterways, and along the shores of the beautiful Ullswater.
Refill Eden is run by the volunteer group Penrith Action for Community Transition (PACT), with support from Cumbria County Council and our local Surfers Against Sewage team. It’s part of our wider efforts to cut down on single-use plastics and litter in Eden.
If you’re looking to start a Refill Scheme, we’ve got a guide to help you get started.
Want to get involved?
If you’d like to have Refill in your area in Eden, get in touch with PACT and we’ll help you do it. You can also help spread the word by telling your friends and family about Refill Eden, and by sharing our posts on Facebook. Join the PACT newsletter list to keep up to date on efforts to cut out pointless plastics in Eden.
If your business or organisation would like to offer free tap water refills, please get in touch! We’d love to have you as part of Refill Eden. To find out more about the scheme, visit www.penrithact.org.uk/refill.
Getting involved is easy!
If you’ve got a great idea about getting involved in your local scheme, or you want to set up your own Refill Scheme, we’d love to have you on board.