World Refill Day
Join the Refill Revolution – 16th June 2022
World Refill Day is a global campaign to prevent plastic pollution and help people live with less waste.
Along with our planet-protecting partners, and thousands of everyday activists around the world, we’re calling on businesses, brands and governments to join the refill and reuse revolution and help make single-use plastic a thing of the past.
As a global movement, we have the power to create a wave of change. By choosing to reuse, we’re saving millions of pieces of plastic and sending a message to the rest of the world that the solutions to plastic pollution and the climate crisis are there – and together we can keep our environment, oceans, cities and communities plastic-free for the future.
Together we are powerful.
World Refill Day
Get Involved this World Refill Day
As individuals, our small changes really do add up. But we know can’t do it alone. We need big brands, businesses & retailers to take action to prevent plastic pollution by reducing their use of single-use packaging and investing in reuse and refill systems. And we need governments around the world to hold them to account.
Choose to Reuse
Make a small change to your daily routine and switch from single-use plastic to reuse. Check out our top tips for getting started.
Find places to Refill
Download the free Refill app to find thousands of places around the world to eat, drink and shop with less waste.
Show the world a reusable future is possible, by sharing photos on social media using the hashtag #WorldRefillDay.
SHOW THE GOOD-GUYS SOME LOVE!
Show some support for the amazing businesses that have been powering the #RefillRevolution by supporting them this #WorldRefillDay.
Use your voice
Call out the biggest brands & polluters on social media and let them know we need them to act now. Find out what we’re asking them to do & get involved here!
AS A BUSINESS
If you’re a business offering refill and reuse to your customers (yay!) make some noise this World Refill Day. Here’s how to get involved:
- TELL THE WORLD you’re part of the Refill Revolution by supporting on social media on June 16th.
- GET LISTED ON THE APP. Make sure conscious consumers looking for refill & reuse can find you!
- ENCOURAGE YOUR CUSTOMERS to choose to reuse on #WorldRefilDay (highlighting what you’re doing to scale access to refill and reuse)
- CONTACT THE TEAM to find out more about how to get involved with World Refill Day or the global refill campaign.
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.
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)
What are we calling for?
We’re calling on governments around the world to set meaningful and legally binding targets around reuse.
We’re calling on brands to offer reusable packaging options to their customers and set meaningful targets for how and when they will make this happen. Currently, just 1.9% of the packaging created by the biggest 100 brands in the world (representing 20% of the market) is reusable – we don’t think that’s good enough!
We’re calling on retailers to set meaningful targets for reuse as part of their plastic reduction strategy. We’d like to see them matching comparable commitments like those of French supermarkets which are obliged to provide at least 20% of produce through refill stations by 2030.
World Refill Day in Numbers
The number of countries engaged in World Refill Day in 2021
The estimated potential reach of the campaign around the world in 2021
Refill Stations around the world in 2021
Pieces of media coverage for World Refill Day in 2021
WORLD REFILL DAY IN THE MEDIA
WORLD REFILL DAY AMBASSADORS & SUPPORTERS
WORLD REFILL DAY IS MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO:
Our official partners
Organisations Supporting World Refill Day
A CITY TO SEA CAMPAIGN
World Refill Day is a City to Sea campaign. City to Sea are an environmental campaigning organisation on a mission to prevent plastic pollution.
Join the Refill Revolution
Choose to reuse
Haven’t got a reusable cup or bottle yet?
Check out the Chillys X Refill range – for every one sold, Chilly’s will donate £10 to City to Sea.
Take the Refill Pledge
Take the Refill Challenge and tell us what action you’ll take this World Refill Day. We’ll enter you into a prize draw for a chance to win some super Refill goodies.
Our mission and Vision
We’re on a mission to help people live with less waste. Our vision is a world where everyone can eat, drink and shop without the pointless plastic.