Refill Scheme Comes to Milton Keynes

Refill Scheme Comes to Milton Keynes

If just 1 in 10 Brits refilled just once a week, we’d have 340 million fewer plastic bottles in circulation so it's time to add Milton Keynes taps to the Refill map...

What is the Refill Scheme?

Refill is an award-winning campaign to prevent plastic pollution at source by making it easier to reuse and refill your water bottle on the go than buy a single-use disposable plastic bottle.

The overall aim of this campaign is to reduce single-use plastic by making it the norm to carry a refillable bottle (instead of buying bottled water). Therefore, businesses are encouraged to sign up to the App and display the Refill Scheme sticker in their window to alert passers-by that they’re welcome to come in and fill up their water bottle.


Anyone can download the free App to find (or upload) the details of their nearest Refill Station so that the Scheme successfully connects people with local businesses and community venues where they can refill their bottle with tap water, free of charge.


What is a Refill Station?

A Refill Station is a business that has agreed to provide publicly accessible, clean and hygienic tap water free of charge. This may be from a source such as a water dispenser where people can help themselves, or by a member of staff refilling the bottle from a tap.


A huge range of premises and businesses have signed up to provide Refills, from cafés and shops to libraries, galleries and even funeral directors! The simple rules to ensure safety and security for everyone are that taps aren't allowed in toilets or residential premises (such as private homes, care homes and halls of residence), schools, colleges or nightclubs.


Why people get involved

Refill scheme aims

  • Save money

  • Adopt a healthier lifestyle

  • Reduce litter

  • Cut your carbon footprint

  • Prevent plastic pollution at source


Helping to reduce plastic pollution

Read more about the Refill Project and other campaigns that City to Sea are supporting to reduce plastic pollution at


City to Sea campaigns




What is Milton Keynes doing?

Voluntary group Transition Town Milton Keynes is championing a new campaign to work with the POWER Water Community, MK Council, Citizens:MK and local schools and businesses to put Refill Station taps on the map.


This campaign coming to MK has been inspired by local schools, so watch this space for a Refill competition coming to MK schools over October Half Term 2019...


Refill Scheme sticker and App


How you can help

High street chains like Greggs, Costa Starbucks and Wetherspoons are offering free water refills as part of the scheme at some of their stores. Help us to get their MK Refill taps on the map!


Open the attachment below to learn more about how to use the Scheme and leave your comments about how you intend to get involved.


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