World Refill Day

World Refill Day is a global campaign to prevent plastic pollution and help people live with less waste. A day of action uniting our global community every year on 16th June, the campaign is designed to create an alternative vision of the future and accelerate the transition away from single-use plastic towards refill & reuse systems.  

WHY WE NEED A REFILL REVOLUTION

Our throwaway culture is polluting our planet and we need to turn off the tap when it comes to single-use plastic. Globally, we use millions of tonnes every year and it’s becoming clear that we can’t recycle our way out of our plastic problem. Plastic is not only polluting our planet, impacting communities around the world, and contributing to the climate crisis, but it’s making its way into our bodies through the air we breathe and the food we eat.

We urgently need to shift from our disposable, single-use culture to a more sustainable, circular future, with reuse & refill at the centre.

300 million

We create more than 300 million tonnes of plastic every year. Half of this is single-use.

Globally, less than 2% of packaging is reusable.

10%

Less than 10% of the plastic we use has ever been recycled.

3 in 4 people want more access to reuse and refill options*. 

*City to Sea Research (One Poll 2021)

eat, drink and shop with less waste

Anyone can download the free Refill app to tap into a global network of places to reduce, reuse and refill. From a coffee on your commute, to drinking water on the go, or even shopping with less plastic, Refill puts the power to go packaging free at your fingertips.

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.

PLASTIC-FREE SHOPPING

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

Returnable packaging

Explore ways to borrow, return and reuse through the Refill App.

ADD REFILL STATIONS

Help grow Refill by adding your favourite stops to Refill.

eat, drink and shop with less waste

Anyone can download the free Refill app to tap into a global network of places to reduce, reuse and refill. From a coffee on your commute, to drinking water on the go, or even shopping with less plastic, Refill puts the power to go packaging free at your fingertips.

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.

PLASTIC-FREE SHOPPING

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

Returnable packaging

Explore ways to borrow, return and reuse through the Refill App.

ADD REFILL STATIONS

Help grow Refill by adding your favourite stops to Refill.

Our impact in 2023

25,000

Individual social media posts

40+

Influencers supported the campaign

613

Pieces of media coverage

60 Million 

People reached with the hashtag #WorldRefillDay

WORLD REFILL DAY IN THE MEDIA

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WORLD REFILL DAY AMBASSADORS & SUPPORTERS

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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.