Free Water Refills across the City!
This is such a great initiative! Refill Bristol is campaign enabling you to fill up your water bottle for free from one of 200 Refill stations across the city. The aim is to reduce the amount of plastic bottles and bottle tops ending up in our oceans. As a bonus, it will keeping you healthy, hydrated and saving you money at the same time!
How does it work?
Participating venues will display a round, blue sticker in their window, inviting thirsty passers-by to come on in and fill up their bottle – for free. Better Food is part of this scheme. Each café is equipped with a house water bottled water system. This filters the mains supply to provide both still and carbonated water. Not only does this taste great but it also reduces our plastic waste. As well as refillable glass bottles available in the café, customers are encouraged to use our Refill Stations to refill their own reusable bottles completely free of charge.
Why do it?
As well as the importance of staying hydrated (and saving pennies!), less plastic means more beautiful landscapes. If you’ve walked along a beach or river lately you’ll probably have noticed all the plastic bottles littering the riverbanks and coastline. Unfortunately plastic bottles and caps end up in the sea and contribute to the global marine plastic pollution crisis. Refill Bristol was launched in Summer 2015 to tackle this problem by encouraging Bristollians to refill their single-use plastic bottles for free at hundreds of Refill stations around the city.
When choosing a safe refill bottle to carry with you, chose one that’s labelled “BPA free”. Bottles containing BPA can leach oestrogen-like chemicals into the water which can impact on hormonal balance. PBA has been shown to aggravate symptoms relating to PMS, Menopause, PCOS and many more endocrine related disorders. So choosing a BPA-free reusable bottle, or even better – a glass bottle – you’ll be avoiding these nasties too. The goal is simple. To get Bristolians and visitors to Bristol on board with changing the way we use single-use plastics. In this instance the focus is bottled water. Read more about Refill Bristol here.
Reusable Coffee Mugs
In case you haven’t yet seen it, we also have an amazing reusable bamboo coffee cup promo on currently. Buy a lovely printed cup for £8.99 and receive four free organic coffees (or other hot drinks)! Once you’ve used up your freebies, we’ll continue to give you 20p off hot drinks every time you bring your cup with you to re-use. We’d love to get to the point where nothing in our cafes gets thrown away or needs to be recycled. Please join the campaign and help this great initiative!