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Have you got the bottle to go plastic free?

17 June 2019

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Anglian Water brings National Refill Day to The Lincolnshire Show.

Anglian Water will be celebrating National Refill Day 19th June at this year’s Lincolnshire Show by asking visitors if they’ve got the bottle to stop plastic pollution at source, by switching from a plastic bottle to a reusable one and refilling on the go.

 

Refill is a nationwide campaign and partnership between the Refill charity City2Sea, Water UK and water companies, with the simple aim of helping the nation to find free tap water by encouraging local businesses to become Refill stations for people to use.

 

Nicola Harvey, spokesperson for Anglian Water said, “The Refill campaign continues to go from strength to strength, and with the political focus on the plastics in the environment and the impacts of climate change, we have a key role to play in both demonstrating our own responsibility but also in highlighting the issues caused by single use plastics to our customers.”

 

The first day of The Lincolnshire Show coincides with National Refill Day and Anglian Water will be offering water from their manned water bar so the public can come along and refill their water bottles for free. 

 

There are now 1,010 Refill station across the Anglian Water region including locations such as Costa, Wetherspoons and Starbucks amongst many other high street chains and independent shops.

 

Nicola added:” Every year in the UK, 15 million plastic bottles are littered, landfilled or incinerated, this is a huge problem which will only continue to grow unless we take action now.

 

“While we’re at the show we’ll be holding a plastic water bottle amnesty, in partnership with the showground and West Lindsey District Council. People will be able to throw their single-use plastic bottles away to be recycled.”

 

Over the two day show, Anglian Water will be talking to the public about the company’s plastic pledge to rid the region of single-use plastic waste by 2030. Last year Anglian, became the first water company to make a commitment to help tackle all plastic waste which isn’t reusable, recyclable or compostable, by working with likeminded organisations across the region.