Lifting the lid on reuse in retail, innovation to unlock growth and the future of reuse in the on-the-go market.

panels & talks

Retail panel: Off the shelf, lifting the lid on the future for reuse in retail with Jane Martin – Head of Development, City to Sea, Stuart Chidley – Cofounder Reposit and Beauty Kitchen, Helen Clements – Cofounder, Unpackaged systems Ltd (representing the Refill Coalition) and Jolanda de Rooij– Sustainability Lead, Circular Economy, Unilever

Ready to pre-fill workshop: Market innovation to unlock growth in the reuse market with Jo Morley – Head of Campaigns, City to Sea, Livvy Drake – Sustainability and Behaviour Change Consultant

On-the-go panel: Shaking up take out, the future of reuse in the on-the-go market with Natalie Fee – Founder of City to Sea, Matt Kennedy – Founder and CEO, Again, Safia Qureshi – Founder and CEO, Club Zero, Jim Pizer – City to Sea’s Refill Return Cup

Watch: Retail panel

Lifting the lid on the future for refill in retail


watch: prefill Workshop

Market innovation to unlock growth in the reuse market

Watch: On-the-go panel

The future for take-away – barriers, challenges and market innovation.



Brilliant stories of success and innovation from around the world.

City to Sea’s Refill Return Cup, 51 Degrees North Coffee & Hubbub
Milk & More, Ellen MacArthur Foundation,        Ecover & M&S

The Global Reuse Summit takes place on World Refill Day – a global day of action to help people live with less waste.   

Did you know that City to Sea is a charity too?

City to Sea is proud to bring you the world’s first ‘Global Reuse Summit’ this World Refill Day. Tickets are free but if you are able to, please consider making a suggested donation of £10 so we can continue to make space at the table for those communities who too often are on the side-lines when it comes to discussions on the plastic pollution that they are most impacted by.

(And, if you are a UK taxpayer, your gift will be eligible for Gift Aid, meaning we can claim an additional 25p for every £1 you spend with us, at no extra cost to you!)

Other topics to explore

From brands and businesses, to researchers, campaigners and activists – we heard from leaders in the space, with sessions covering all aspects of the refill and reuse, including global policy, packaging, business innovation, and localised system change. Select a topic below to see the panels, discussions and case studies shared on the day.