Free self-service filtered water stations using your own bottle at Pret
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Free self-service filtered water stations using your own bottle at Pret

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Found 25th Mar
Got an email from Pret with the description below...

To help reduce the number of plastic bottles being used we’ve introduced self-service filtered water stations (otherwise known as water fountains) in 250 of our shops. We welcome everyone – not just Pret customers – to come in and fill up for free.

If each of our water stations is used just 10 times a day, we could save well over a million plastic bottles a year.

To help you find your closest filtered water point, every Pret shop in the UK is now listed on Refill. The location-based app will show you where you can fill up for free, at a Pret or anywhere else.

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In other news, all houses now come with taps.
skipperjonce15 h, 7 m ago

In other news, all houses now come with taps.


So if you’re out and the bottle is empty you go home. :/
Now with extra allergens
Anything trying to save on plastic sounds good to me! Have some heat
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Thanks OP. I don't sign up to pret junk mail but there are some near me so I'll give them a whirl!
Now with extra allergens
In other news, all houses now come with taps.
Is this tap water?
Hot hot hot
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Don't forget, no need to buy a special bottle to fill up. You can actually re-use a bottle you already have !!

They started this back in 2016 on a 2nd trial, along with the £20 bottles they were flogging, so you could reuse them without impacting the Earth.. this was of course before Brexit.. so not sure if it matters anymore!
Did not know about this, that’s great. Downloaded the Refill app too thanks!
Anything trying to save on plastic sounds good to me! Have some heat
brilliant idea
voted cold by mistake. this is excellent news
Will be very unhygienic if the fountains use a spout as in the image above, with people stuffing the spout in their used bottles. On cruise ships, you're not allowed to refill water bottles at fountains, for that very reason. The fountains at Heathrow show the way to do it.
Arold5 h, 38 m ago

Will be very unhygienic if the fountains use a spout as in the image …Will be very unhygienic if the fountains use a spout as in the image above, with people stuffing the spout in their used bottles. On cruise ships, you're not allowed to refill water bottles at fountains, for that very reason. The fountains at Heathrow show the way to do it.


Why is it unhygenic if you don't touch anything? Genuinely curious x
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Thanks
danielaprice12312 h, 30 m ago

Is this tap water?


They are providing a tap which you can use to fill up your own bottle.
Code0tc10 h, 33 m ago

hey.. …hey.. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/25/german-billionaire-family-admits-nazi-past/


The telegraph is the new mail. Hate hate hate.
Jiwani8012 h, 39 m ago

Hot hot hot


Hope not! Unless I can bring along a teabag....
Cherry131 h, 56 m ago

Why is it unhygenic if you don't touch anything? Genuinely curious x


Just because, when a bottle is refilled, the spout is likely to touch the inside of the bottle. Bacteria inside the neck of the first bottle will transfer to the spout and from there to the next bottle. That's why the water bottle refillers at Heathrow are designed to prevent contact with bottles.
cmdr_elito57 m ago

They are providing a tap which you can use to fill up your own bottle.


No, they're providing filtered water as well as a tap. Have you any idea how many bodies Thames water has been through before it reaches London?!
skipperjonce15 h, 7 m ago

In other news, all houses now come with taps.


So if you’re out and the bottle is empty you go home. :/
According to the Refill app my local Prett refill station has a hygiene certificate so I'm guessing they all do. Thanks op, and every one please ignore people moaning about the stock image Pret have used of someone filling up a f*cking water bottle and not taking a second to think "actually, maybe Pret don't expect me to fill my bottle up from a puddle of p*ss in their bathroom, maybe Pret thought about the hygine aspect"
Arold1 h, 35 m ago

Just because, when a bottle is refilled, the spout is likely to touch the …Just because, when a bottle is refilled, the spout is likely to touch the inside of the bottle. Bacteria inside the neck of the first bottle will transfer to the spout and from there to the next bottle. That's why the water bottle refillers at Heathrow are designed to prevent contact with bottles.


Believe it or not there are places outside of London
jaylovesit1 m ago

Believe it or not there are places outside of London


Silly comment. I'm a long way from London. That was just an example
Arold2 m ago

Silly comment. I'm a long way from London. That was just an example


A crap one
I really hope refilling becomes the norm. I walked into some supermarkets and convenience shops last summer and their water bottle shelves were empty!!
Code0tc13 h, 48 m ago

hey.. …hey.. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/25/german-billionaire-family-admits-nazi-past/



£8.5 million.. whats that, a weeks profit.. token effort to appease the masses..
If they are so concerned about waste, why don't they stop giving away non-recyclable cups and insist people buy recyclable one?
Arold2 h, 40 m ago

Just because, when a bottle is refilled, the spout is likely to touch the …Just because, when a bottle is refilled, the spout is likely to touch the inside of the bottle. Bacteria inside the neck of the first bottle will transfer to the spout and from there to the next bottle. That's why the water bottle refillers at Heathrow are designed to prevent contact with bottles.


good point but we come into contact with so much bacteria in public places, most of which we are completely unaware of, so this will have minimal bacteria transfer effect when compared to so much bacteria transfer out there.

but i would agree that it is best to have no contact with the tap if possible. they may re-design the water stations if people become sick from filling their bottles.
Thanks for posting
Arold10 h, 40 m ago

Will be very unhygienic if the fountains use a spout as in the image …Will be very unhygienic if the fountains use a spout as in the image above, with people stuffing the spout in their used bottles. On cruise ships, you're not allowed to refill water bottles at fountains, for that very reason. The fountains at Heathrow show the way to do it.


In my experience, Pret and hygiene do not go togother..
It's Airport Prets that could really benefit from something like this. Fed up of paying for bottled water when I fly.
sparkeeh8 m ago

It's Airport Prets that could really benefit from something like this. Fed …It's Airport Prets that could really benefit from something like this. Fed up of paying for bottled water when I fly.


Most airports that I've flown from have a water re-filling station right after the security gates.
dipsylalapo3 m ago

Most airports that I've flown from have a water re-filling station right …Most airports that I've flown from have a water re-filling station right after the security gates.



Its certainly getting better than it used to be.
I believe its a law if you go to any bar restaurant and you ask for tap water, they have to provide it for free, even if you don't buy anything.
hopefully nothing inside that people are allergic to... Pret do like to suprise people
Arold3 h, 52 m ago

No, they're providing filtered water as well as a tap. Have you any idea …No, they're providing filtered water as well as a tap. Have you any idea how many bodies Thames water has been through before it reaches London?!


You mean how many bodies are in the Thames more like.
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