On the 2nd September 2018, Refill Swindon launched at the Eastcott community centre Repair Café. With the help of Deputy Mayor, Cllr Kevin Parry, the scheme was officially welcomed to the town, encouraging a spike in interest as people got involved and spread the blue logo further across Swindon.
Cllr Parry said “I’m fully supportive of this campaign and I was delighted to launch it. Anything we can do as a town to reduce plastic waste has got to be a positive step and it’ s really good I think to see small and national businesses coming out to support it. The less plastic we use, the less litter we’re going to create and that has to be a positive impact on the town centre.”
Refill Swindon Coordinator, Hollie Snyder, with Cllr Kevin Parry cutting the ribbon to welcome the scheme to Swindon
With each household using an average of 480 of them a year and each individual spending £25,000 over their lifetime, plastic bottles really have become an ordinary sight for most of us. With the help of Swindon businesses, Refill Swindon is on a mission to stop this. Encouraging the town to dig out their reusable bottles, we are making refilling your water bottle as easy, convenient and cheap as possible. Businesses, shops, cafes and offices that are already signed up to join the movement since September include:
- Haydon Wick Parish Council offices
- Nando’s Orbital
- The Fox and Hounds pup, Haydon Wick
- Penhill Chip Shop
- Prospect Hospice Baguette Bar
- Cowpuccinos, Wroughton
- Wroughton Parish Council
Without the help of these businesses, Refill Swindon would not be a success, thank you to everyone who is taking part and of course, we welcome anyone who wants to get involved. If this is you, then just email firstname.lastname@example.org and help our town become more plastic free!!
To read the Swindon Advertiser Artice on our launch visit: https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/16694980.swindon-firms-join-scheme-to-give-people-free-water-bottle-refills/