Introducing Refill Merton - Fighting plastic pollution one single-use bottle at a time


We are excited to announce the launch of Refill Merton, the latest addition to Sustainable Merton's #PlasticFreeMerton campaign.


Refill is a national award-winning scheme by City to Sea that tackles plastic pollution at the source. It’s estimated that the scheme, now being rolled out nationwide with support from Water UK and local water companies, will cut plastic bottle use by tens of millions each year. Through bringing a local Refill chapter to Merton, Sustainable Merton aims to disrupt the social norm of buying bottled water when on-the-go, and make carrying a reusable bottle the new normal.


How does Refill work?


Research shows that despite more people than ever carrying reusable water bottles, over 71% of us feel uncomfortable asking for a refill if we’re not buying something at the same time. Through the Refill App, Refill empowers people to ask for free tap water by connecting them with businesses where this is welcomed. By displaying a window sticker, Merton residents can easily identify friendly local Refill Stations.


Refill Merton will officially be launching on Wednesday 22nd January!

11am-2pm, Centre Court Shopping Centre, Wimbledon (you’ll find us outside Lakeland)


Mark your calendar! Come out to learn more, take a plastic-free pledge, and help Sustainable Merton combat plastic pollution one Refill at a time!


Join the Refill Revolution


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