Refill Mole Valley Initiative

 

Together with the other 11 local authorities in Surrey, Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) understands the urgent need to tackle avoidable plastic waste. MVDC's commitment to addressing this issue is outlined in the 'Single Use Plastic Strategy for Surrey', which sets out the key objectives and actions that Surrey local authorities will be taking.

 

A Press Release has now been issued, which you can find on Mole Valley's website HERE.

 

As part of its drive to encourage a reduction of single use plastic waste, MVDC has teamed up with 'City to Sea', to set up a local initiative called Refill Mole Valley.

 

About the Refill scheme

City to Sea is a not-for-profit organisation headed by campaigner Natalie Fee, who launched the award-winning Refill Campaign in 2015. It is estimated that the scheme, now being rolled out nationwide with support from Water UK and local water companies, will cut plastic bottle use by tens of millions each year, as well as substantially increasing the availability of high-quality drinking water.

 

Refill works by connecting people who are looking for water with thousands of local businesses, community venues, transport hubs and public fountains where they can refill for free on the go.

 

Anyone can download the free app to find Refill Stations near them. Participating venues simply sign up to the Refill app and put a sticker in their window, alerting passers-by that they're welcome to come on in and fill up their bottle.

Refill Station - Fetcham Park, Fetcham

(left) Chloe Munday and (right) Kate Ainsworth (House manager)

Refill Station - The Old House, Dorking

(left to right) Councillor Malcomson, Cabinet Member for Environment; Joel Pyke, pub landlord; Councillor Clayton Wellman, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Economy

 

How you can get involved

There are a number of ways to get involved in Refill Mole Valley and help make it a success.

 

We are looking for local volunteers, groups and business networks who can back the scheme to promote it on social media and encourage more businesses to sign up to the Refill app.

 

Anyone with a passion for making a positive impact via Refill may even be interested in setting up their own local scheme. This can be done under the Refill Mole Valley umbrella and support would be provided by MVDC.

 

Please send an email if you'd like to contact Mole Valley to enquire further.

 

Look out for #RefillMV and #RefillRevolution in our recent Tweets

from @mvdcbusiness and @MoleValleyDC

 

You can also find additional information on the MVDC website HERE.

 

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