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REFILL IN THE WORKPLACE

From a coffee on your commute to drinking water on the go, or even shopping with less packaging, Refill puts the power to go packaging free at your fingertips.  

If you’re an employer with a sustainable development goal to reduce waste, we have the solution for you. The Refill app offers an employee version that connects the individual action your employees make, to your company-wide environmental commitment.

AN APP WITH IMPACT

Anyone can download the free Refill app to tap into a global network of places to reduce, reuse and refill. ​With more than 30,000 places signed up and over 300,000 app downloads, we’ve prevented 100 million pieces of plastic from entering our waste stream.

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THE BENEFITS TO YOUR EMPLOYEES

Reduce plastic. Refill connects people to places they can eat, drink and shop without waste. Turning the tide on plastic pollution. ​

Save money. Find free drinking water on the go and businesses that offer discounts and rewards for choosing to reuse over single-use. ​

Less hassle. The free Refill app connects them instantly to a global network of places to reduce, reuse and refill, saving precious time.  ​

Impact. Logging Refills to measure their impact connects their individual action to your Sustainable development goal. Monthly reporting coming soon.

THE BENEFITS TO YOU

If you’re an employer with a sustainable development goal to reduce waste, we have the solution for you. The Refill app offers an employee version that connects the individual action your employees make, to your company-wide environmental commitment. With an engaging interface, we can provide you with measurable results that can be used within your internal comms strategy too.  

 

5 STEPS TO BECOMING A REFILL EMPLOYER

Carry out a plastics audit to understand where your business uses the most plastics. Once you have the data, then set targets to reduce and remove them completely. Quick wins include removing plastic bottles! ​

Start a ‘Tupperware Amnesty’ in your office. Create a shared box/collection of lunchboxes and coffee cups which can be used by any employee at lunch time. ​

Speak to your canteen, ask them to start charging for disposable boxes and coffee cups or simply remove them. Staff will soon remember to bring a refillable container or cup to the servery. Read our guide.

Put messaging near exit points where people will be leaving for lunch. Indicate that it is/has been cleaned. For many people, cleanliness can be a barrier to reusables. ​

Gently remind people through internal communications just before lunchtime for the first few days/weeks. Why not set up team competitions to see who’s refilled the most.​

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Lanie Sibley, Digital Product Manager at City to Sea
Lanie Sibley, Head of Digital, City to Sea.

We’re really excited for OVO to be getting behind the Refill app as part of Plan Zero. The synergy between the Plan Zero ambitions and the impact the Refill app has on people’s motivations to live more sustainably are great. Refill connects you to places where you can eat, drink and shop with less waste. By connecting your Refill app account with the OVO team code you’re able to work with your peers to show how your individual action can impact OVO’s wider sustainable development goals.

I have a huge fondness for OVO after my 8 years there before joining City to Sea, it’s great to be working together again and amazing to see how the focus on people and the climate remains since OVO launched.