THIRSTY folk in Stratford are being urged to refill their water bottles in the fight against single use plastic.
To promote the recently launched Refill Stratford Scheme – which allows people to top up water bottles for free – Stratford District Council took to the streets to encourage people to download the app.
And the first 500 even received a free reusable water flask.
District operations spokesman Coun Ian Shenton said: “As a council we recognise the urgent need to reduce single use plastic waste and that is why we have joined the national Refill scheme.
“We’ve had a great response from businesses so far and we want to encourage as many businesses across the district to sign up, as well as promoting this fabulous scheme to residents.”
Business keen to sign up or learn more about the scheme should visit the council’s website or sign up to the scheme via the Refill app.
Refill is a nationwide scheme providing a network of points offering the public free tap water in the UK. The network includes high street retailers, cafes, restaurants, other businesses, museums, and local authorities.
The scheme aims to prevent waste created by single-use plastic water bottles, as well as increasing the availability of drinking water.