Refill London - Free Tap Water for Londoners!
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Refill London - Free Tap Water for Londoners!

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LocalFound 16th Mar
As of today, Londoners can refill their bottles with free tap water at more than 65 businesses and shops, including Costa Coffee, Tate Modern, BFI Imax, Leon and others through our new London Refill scheme to help cut plastic waste.

The average London adult buys more than three plastic water bottles every week - a startling 175 bottles every year per person. In total, some 7.7 billion plastic bottles are bought across the UK each year.

We all need to try harder to cut the excessive use of single-use plastic bottles, cups and cutlery that can end up overflowing our landfill sites and finding their way into our oceans. I hope that even more businesses sign up to this scheme to help Londoners make small but significant steps to drive down plastic waste. Download the app here refill.org.uk/get…pp/



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HamanBasher31 m ago

typical government policy, look after london, let the rest of the country …typical government policy, look after london, let the rest of the country dehydrate.

Londoners need hydrating.

Its not easy being perpetually rude, angry & miserable without taking on fluids...
I have been using this scheme/App since the start of the year and not bought 1 bottle of water. Forget the politics and government aspect/policy - they are slow to recognise the problem compared to other countries such as Australia where you can "refill" at lots of places including outdoor stations. As normal lets give the third world country we sometimes live in to catch up!

If you download the App you will see there are lots of independent places all over the country and ALL Costa, Premier Inn, Neals Yard Remedies and Lush. There seems to be a Costa everywhere so I dont think anyone irrespective of if you are in London or outside should never be far away being able to fill up. There is NO obligation or requirement to buy anything from the "Refill Station" - you can just go in and ask/help yourself. I find if I am somewhere which is not a refill station and ask they will happily refill my bottle for me e.g. Caffe Nero, Starbucks, M&S Cafe etc etc.
typical government policy, look after london, let the rest of the country dehydrate.
HamanBasher10 m ago

typical government policy, look after london, let the rest of the country …typical government policy, look after london, let the rest of the country dehydrate.


And its typical non-Londoner policy to jump on to anything and blame london before checking their facts - refill.org.uk/lon…nt/ - the movement is a non governtment NGO and already runs in many other places outside London - they are in the process of expanding.
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typical government policy, look after london, let the rest of the country dehydrate.
HamanBasher6 m ago

typical government policy, look after london, let the rest of the country …typical government policy, look after london, let the rest of the country dehydrate.


I don't think Sadiq Khan runs the country... yet
HamanBasher10 m ago

typical government policy, look after london, let the rest of the country …typical government policy, look after london, let the rest of the country dehydrate.


And its typical non-Londoner policy to jump on to anything and blame london before checking their facts - refill.org.uk/lon…nt/ - the movement is a non governtment NGO and already runs in many other places outside London - they are in the process of expanding.
I have been using this scheme/App since the start of the year and not bought 1 bottle of water. Forget the politics and government aspect/policy - they are slow to recognise the problem compared to other countries such as Australia where you can "refill" at lots of places including outdoor stations. As normal lets give the third world country we sometimes live in to catch up!

If you download the App you will see there are lots of independent places all over the country and ALL Costa, Premier Inn, Neals Yard Remedies and Lush. There seems to be a Costa everywhere so I dont think anyone irrespective of if you are in London or outside should never be far away being able to fill up. There is NO obligation or requirement to buy anything from the "Refill Station" - you can just go in and ask/help yourself. I find if I am somewhere which is not a refill station and ask they will happily refill my bottle for me e.g. Caffe Nero, Starbucks, M&S Cafe etc etc.
HamanBasher31 m ago

typical government policy, look after london, let the rest of the country …typical government policy, look after london, let the rest of the country dehydrate.

Londoners need hydrating.

Its not easy being perpetually rude, angry & miserable without taking on fluids...
Gollywood34 m ago

Londoners need hydrating.Its not easy being perpetually rude, angry & …Londoners need hydrating.Its not easy being perpetually rude, angry & miserable without taking on fluids...


You'd be miserable too if you had to live and work in the godawful place!
Free bottle of envy for all others
waterloo1 m ago

Free bottle of envy for all others


haha - well said!
Don't be swayed by all the negative reviews on Playstore Android regarding the need to create an account to use - as they're removing that requirement from using the App
HamanBasher1 h, 23 m ago

typical government policy, look after london, let the rest of the country …typical government policy, look after london, let the rest of the country dehydrate.


Oh it works in other parts of the country too
waterloo6 m ago

Free bottle of envy for all others


No envy, just clean air !
HamanBasher1 h, 40 m ago

typical government policy, look after london, let the rest of the country …typical government policy, look after london, let the rest of the country dehydrate.


Except most of us don’t have. 60-90min commute each way to work.
This allows the perpetually out to keep juiced up.

The rest of the country is more welcoming too so if you asked, many places would oblige anyway.
waterloo58 m ago

Really dont know where you got your info from did you make it up …Really dont know where you got your info from did you make it up ?https://www.mirror.co.uk/science/how-polluted-your-area-worst-11438083


I think u/Hacked was saying that "I do not live in London but I am not envious, I have clean air which Londoners do not".

S/he didn't imply they live in another major conurbation so could well be right in what they are saying
Your Deal gets some heat/global warming from me!

Great initiative. We are happy with our recycling efforts but want to reduce what we have to recycle and things like this will support us
Edited by: "villageidiotdan" 16th Mar
villageidiotdan5 m ago

I think u/Hacked was saying that "I do not live in London but I am not …I think u/Hacked was saying that "I do not live in London but I am not envious, I have clean air which Londoners do not". S/he didn't imply they live in another major conurbation so could well be right in what they are saying





Ok mystic Dan
I remember as a child there used to be public taps everywhere but I guess were abolished because of hygiene or expense . They still have them here in France though.

All licensed premises in England and Wales are required by law to provide "free potable water" to their customers upon request. In Scotland a similar law applies, but specifies "tap water fit for drinking".

This means pubs, bars, nightclubs, cafes, restaurants, takeaway food and drink outlets, cinemas, theatres, and even village and community halls - so long as they are authorised to serve alcohol.

However, these premises can charge people for the use of a glass - or their service - when serving the "free" tap water.
Edited by: "rhinopaul" 16th Mar
They should introduce this at airports too. It really annoys me that they either deliberately don't provide drinking fountains, or if they do, they make them difficult to find, so as to force everyone to buy their overpriced bottled water.
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Delbert.Grady12 m ago

They should introduce this at airports too. It really annoys me that they …They should introduce this at airports too. It really annoys me that they either deliberately don't provide drinking fountains, or if they do, they make them difficult to find, so as to force everyone to buy their overpriced bottled water.


You can find a list of airports with or without drinking fountains here: moneysavingexpert.com/new…ts-


Most of the major airports do have them, located near the toilets. I always take an empty water bottle through security and fill it up at the water fountain afterwards. It's handy and saves buying overpriced bottled water.
RGS9739 m ago

You can find a list of airports with or without drinking fountains here: …You can find a list of airports with or without drinking fountains here: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/travel/2017/07/revealed-no-water-fountains-in-more-than-half-of-uk-international-airports-Most of the major airports do have them, located near the toilets. I always take an empty water bottle through security and fill it up at the water fountain afterwards. It's handy and saves buying overpriced bottled water.



Thanks for the link, some useful info in there.
Noty
Great initiative spoilt by the app developers greed and assumption that people will happily hand over their personal data. All of the app reviews are saying this.

Cold.

If anyone has a definitive list/ web page search etc of places without having to install an intrusive nosey app please post.
have you not always been able to fill up a bottle from the tap in the toilet facilities, or did I just work that one out without the use of a smartphone or app?
dadazza1 h, 10 m ago

have you not always been able to fill up a bottle from the tap in the …have you not always been able to fill up a bottle from the tap in the toilet facilities, or did I just work that one out without the use of a smartphone or app?


Provided you don’t mind drinking water that’s come from a storage tank on the roof that probably has a few dead pigeons, or worse, in it, then yes, go ahead and fill your bottle from the tap in the toilets.

If however, you want fresh wholesome water then its best to use drinking fountains or cold taps in kitchen facilities because they're usually connected directly to the mains water supply (the “rising main”).
Edited by: "Delbert.Grady" 16th Mar
robintgill16th Mar

I have been using this scheme/App since the start of the year and not …I have been using this scheme/App since the start of the year and not bought 1 bottle of water. Forget the politics and government aspect/policy - they are slow to recognise the problem compared to other countries such as Australia where you can "refill" at lots of places including outdoor stations. As normal lets give the third world country we sometimes live in to catch up!If you download the App you will see there are lots of independent places all over the country and ALL Costa, Premier Inn, Neals Yard Remedies and Lush. There seems to be a Costa everywhere so I dont think anyone irrespective of if you are in London or outside should never be far away being able to fill up. There is NO obligation or requirement to buy anything from the "Refill Station" - you can just go in and ask/help yourself. I find if I am somewhere which is not a refill station and ask they will happily refill my bottle for me e.g. Caffe Nero, Starbucks, M&S Cafe etc etc.


Third world countries are alot better they offer free water in almost all places for drinking but I u want to buy it u can buy aswell no pressure like in this country about asking a random person for water to drink.
Absolutely good find OP

Folks, please not make this one political... I believe we have enough of politics to deal with already.
origrav9216th Mar

I don't think Sadiq Khan runs the country... yet



no but he is trying,i dont think he knows if the rest of the country even exists or even cares thats more like it
Edited by: "mmachine" 18th Mar
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