Date: Tuesday 14 January 2020
Visitors to our Ridgewood Place development in Uckfield can refill their water bottles free of charge as we have signed up to the nationwide Refill scheme, which aims to reduce the number of plastic water bottles in circulation by encouraging people to fill their bottles at Refill stations located around the country.
Around one million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute, and this set to rise by 20% by 2021*. It’s hoped that the introduction of Refill stations, such as the one at Ridgewood Place, will help to change this. Refill stations around the UK can be found via the scheme’s free app or by visiting local businesses that display a Refill droplet sticker in their window.
Martin Barnett, who is heading up the Uckfield campaign to reduce single-use plastic, says: “Refill aims to stop millions of single-use plastic bottles with the goal of preventing plastic pollution in our rivers and seas. Over 20,000 businesses across Britain* are currently involved in the scheme and 24 of those are in and around Uckfield. The scheme will really make a positive difference to our environment and we are always looking to spread the word about what we’re doing and encourage people to do all they can to make small changes to their lifestyle.”
Jason Stokes, our Sales and Marketing Director for the South East, said: “We’re proud to support the Refill scheme by opening up a Refill station for visitors to Ridgewood Place. The scheme highlights some important environmental issues and making small changes to our lifestyles, such as reusing our water bottles, can make a huge difference. We look forward to welcoming people to the Refill station at Ridgewood Place soon.”
For more information about the Refill scheme, visit: https://refill.org.uk/