COUNCILS AND MUNICIPALITIES

JOIN THE REFILL REVOLUTION ON JUNE 16th

World Refill Day is a global public awareness campaign designed to accelerate the transition away from single-use plastic and towards reuse systems. Over the last two years, we’ve built an unstoppable global movement, demonstrating that a better future is possible, and the world is ready for a refill and reuse revolution.

Our goal is to get people talking about refill and reuse and encourage the public to choose to reuse – driving trial and demand for refill options.

How to get involved

  • Make a splash about the work you’re doing through the Refill campaign to reduce waste and tackle the climate crisis in your community. Engage local media and your comms team to make some noise on social media and via your other internal and external comms channels.
  • Use your power to licence for change! Ban single-use cups (plastic and compostables) on sites as part of the site permissions process when licencing an event. Check out our guide which outlines everything event organisers need to know about making the switch.
  • Run an action day. Get local volunteers or your team involved with a focused day to of action to sign up local businesses
  • Engage your employees. An opportunity to lead by example! Host workplace events. Encourage employees to download and use the free Refill app. Sign up for the Refill app Team impact reporting and measure the impact of your whole organisation codes.
  • Bring water fountains to your area. Make a commitment to install fountains to enable your residents to refill. Make sure any existing fountains are listed on the app.
  • Encourage schools, businesses, community groups and individuals to get involved.

     THE REFILL APP

    Help people in your area choose to reuse this World Refill Day by signposting them to the free Refill app and highlighting all the locations in your town or city that offers free drinking water or other refill options.

    Engage businesses and sign them up. Make sure they have stickers in the window and share our guide to reducing packaging to help them take action.

    Free water refills

    More than 330,000 Refill Stations offering water Refills globally!

    COFFEE ON THE MOVE

    Find places offering discounts and rewards for bringing your own cup.

    LUNCH ON THE GO!

    Find places you take your own lunchboxes to get your food to go.

    WATER FOUNTAINS

    Find public water fountains added by our community.

    PLASTIC-FREE SHOPPING

    Reduce pointless packaging when shopping, use the app to find refills.

    ADD REFILL STATIONS

    Help grow Refill by adding your favourite stops to Refill.

    Eat, drink and shop with less waste

    Help people in your area choose to reuse this World Refill Day by signposting them to the free Refill app and highlighting all the locations in your town or city that offers free drinking water or other refill options.

    Engage businesses and sign them up. Make sure they have stickers in the window and share our guide to reducing packaging to help them take action.

    Free water refills

    More than 274,000 Refill Stations offering water Refills globally!

    COFFEE ON THE MOVE

    Find places offering discounts and rewards for bringing your own cup.

    LUNCH ON THE GO!

    Find places you take your own lunchboxes to get your food to go.

    WATER FOUNTAINS

    Find public water fountains add by our community. 

    PLASTIC-FREE SHOPPING

    Reduce pointless packaging when shopping, use the app to find refills.

    ADD REFILL STATIONS

    Help grow Refill by adding your favourite stops to Refill.

    BECOME A REFILL DESTINATION

    On World Refill Day we will be announcing the leading councils that have climbed aboard to become the first REFILL DESTINATIONS! Join the party! By pledging your commitment and working in partnership with City to Sea you will be awarded REFILL DESTINATION status, something to share and celebrate far and wide. 

    REFILL DESTINATION BENEFITS: 

    • Reporting & data insights to measure the growth of Refill in your community & the impact it’s having.  
    • Organisational Impact Reporting via the Refill app so you can track the impact of your team and engage them with Refill and your work.  
    • Additional and tailored TRAINING, GUIDANCE and RESOURCES on transformational activities to improve access, awareness, accessibility, and adoption of refill and reuse  
    • Additional support to introduce localised reuse schemes in your community with guidance, introductions to relevant infrastructure providers and behaviour change experts.  
    • Marketing & Communications support.  
    • Log in to the NEW Local Authorities SUPPORT HUB where you can access experts, partners and case studies 

    Join The Global Reuse Summit

    The Global Reuse Summit is a free digital event for change-makers, business leaders, policy makers and innovators to learn, share and be inspired as we unite to drive the transition from single-use to reuse, and tackle the global plastic and climate crisis we currently face. Hosted LIVE on June 16th (World Refill Day), by City to Sea founder and award-winning campaigner and author Natalie Fee, we’ll be taking you on a journey and create a shared vision of the future we want and need to see.

    From brands and businesses, to researchers, campaigners and activists – you’ll hear from leaders in the space. There will be sessions covering all aspects of the refill and reuse movement, including global policy, packaging, business innovation, and localised system change. Join us for inspirational talks, provocative panels, in-depth workshops and more as we reimagine the future, and the power of the refill and reuse revolution.

    Our impact in 2022

    80+

    Countries with World Refill Day activity.

    400+

    Organisations signed our open letter calling on the biggest plastic polluters.

    406

    Pieces of media coverage, reaching an estimated 1 billion people.

    100 Million

    People reached with the hashtag #WorldRefillDay

    Get In touch

    Get in touch if you’d like to join or support World Refill Day 2023. We’d love to hear from you!

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    Can you chip in to help us make a bigger splash?

    World Refill Day is a City to Sea campaign only made possible thanks to the support of our partners. But, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Your donation today will accelerate the Refill Revolution beyond June 16th, powering Refill Communities to stand up for our oceans and ending plastic pollutions so all life can thrive.