Launching in early summer 2018 in the Dover, Deal & Sandwich area, Refill East Kent is a joint project of Kingsdown Conservation Group, Deal With It – Transition Deal and Transition Dover.
Ian Williams, from Kingsdown Conservation Group and local coordinator for Refill East Kent said:
"The Refill team are delighted to have such great support from local businesses and our volunteers.
We have signed up over 35 before launch and are looking forward to many more joining us as the summer progresses.
Participating Refill Stations include the Deal Maritime Museum, Astor Theatre, Smugglers Records, Chequers Cookery School, Just Reproach, Slow Food Café, Seaward Gallery, Café at Pines Calyx, Park Café, The Post Room at Deal Station, Mrs Knotts at South Foreland Lighthouse, Spires Bar, Goose on the Green, Sea Café, St Margaret bay kiosk, Tempted Café at Eastry, White Cliffs Centre, The Lighthouse, Freedman, Piece of Cake, Scrumalicious and the Sandwich Shop.
The Refill App shows the nearest Station and every time you refill using the app you get points which go towards a Chilly’s water bottle. It is a simple idea which will reduce the amount of single use plastic bottles.
We are also taking the Refill message to many schools in the district and targeting the districts walking and cycling trails"
Refill is a national, free tap water initiative designed to reduce plastic pollution, and make refilling a water bottle easy.
The aim is to reduce the number of plastic bottles ending up in our oceans, while keeping you healthy, hydrated and saving you money at the same time.
So now over 10,000 friendly cafes, shops, hotels and businesses are welcoming you in to refill your water.
Anyone can download the free Refill app to see where they can Refill on the go, and always have access to a growing national list of refill points on their mobile device https://www.refill.org.uk/get-the-refill-app/
The local campaign welcome new sites and supporters and can be contacted by email at RefillEastKent@gmail.com, Facebook and Twitter at @RefillEastKent or at the www.refill.org.uk