World Refill Day is a global day of action with an inspiring vision of a refill and reuse revolution. The campaign is designed to accelerate the transition away from single-use plastic and towards refill and reuse.  

Over the last 7 years, we’ve built an unstoppable global movement of everyday activists on a mission to make plastic pollution a thing of the past. Our research shows that people want to reduce single-use packaging, but they can’t access reusable alternatives where they shop.

This year, we’re calling for the UK government to set legally-binding and time-bound targets to increase the amount of reusable packaging on the marketfor 5% of packaging to be reusable by 2026 and 30% by 2030.

This World Refill Day, join millions of people around the world stepping up for reuse

Write to your local candidates

Use our email template to call for legally binding reuse targets of 30×30 ahead of the general election this summer.

Follow the river 

Take part in a river/sea/nature walk in your local area – or host your own! Use our online resources kit and share photos of plastic pollution you find and your activities in nature with #followtheriver.

Spread the word on Social

On 16th June, post a photo on social media with your reusable or out in nature using the social media assets found in your toolkit and the hashtag #steppingupforreuse. 

Download the Refill app

Download the free Refill app to find thousands of places around the world to eat, drink and shop with less waste.


 Get involved on social media and help us make some noise this #WorldRefillDay

Find your Local Refill Scheme

Refill is a local campaign with a global impact. Thanks to our incredible community of Refill schemes around the world, we’ve connected millions of people with places they can eat drink and shop without the pointless plastic.

To find your local Refill Scheme, Community or Destination – or even start your own, visit our Refill Schemes hub.

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

We couldn’t run campaigns like World Refill Day without support and we’d really appreciate any donations to our first Crowdfunder appeal to ensure we can continue our political advocacy work after World Refill Day. So this year we’ve launched our first ever match-funded Crowdfunder appeal to fund our political advocacy work in this important election year.  

All donations will be matched, so if you give £25 it will be doubled meaning we receive £50. Will you donate £25 to our World Refill Day Crowdfunder to help us keep up the pressure to end plastic pollution? 

Find a nearby Step up for Reuse Walk

Use the map below to find a local step up for reuse walk this World Refill Day. No walk nearby? Why not host your own! Tell us the details of your community walk on the form below.

Get In touch

Get in touch if you’d like to join or support World Refill Day 2024. We’d love to hear from you!

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resources and materials

takeaway packaging guide
cut the cups guide
refill resources
get the world refill day 2024 toolkit