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.

93% of people want more access to reuse and refill options*. 

*Consumer survey, City to Sea, UK, March 2024

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.

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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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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?