Faringdon Launches Refill Scheme

Faringdon Town Council has become the latest town to sign up for the nationwide Refill Scheme!

Refill is a nationwide scheme providing a network of points offering the public free tap water in the UK. The network comprises high street retailers, cafes, restaurants, other businesses, museums, and local authorities. The scheme aims to prevent waste created by single-use plastic water bottles, as well as increasing the availability of quality drinking water.

Infant and Junior School Children in Faringdon will be given a refillable water bottle and 6th Formers at Faringdon Community college have insulated cups to use around the town at cafes and restaurants that display the Refill Scheme sticker. The response from the businesses in Faringdon was very positive and we hope the scheme can be expanded to outlying areas.

The water bottles and cups are also available to buy in the Information Centre, Town Council Offices, The Pump House, Market Place, Faringdon.

Karen Roberts Town Development Officer at Faringdon Town Council said, “Every time someone refills a bottle rather than throws a plastic one away, we are reducing the amount of plastic that reaches the ocean,”