These venues will refill water bottles for you.
Furzedown is now part of The Refill London Scheme
We are very excited that a number of cafes in our Furzedown community have signed up to The Refill London Scheme, supporting us to take action against single-use plastics. You can now go into any of these cafes, who are displaying a blue Free Tap Water Refill sticker. They will refill your water bottle for you free of charge. You don’t need to make any purchases to get it. Why don’t you refill yours when you’re passing!
Did you know the average Londoner will use 175 plastic water bottles every year and two-thirds of water bottles are consumed on the go, most of which do not get recycled.
It’s estimated that 1 billion bottles of water are consumed each year and 10% of litter in the Thames is plastic bottles.
This Scheme is supported by The Mayor of London
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has said: “A free tap water scheme is long overdue in London and I welcome all of the retailers and business who have shown their strong commitment to reducing unnecessary plastic waste by joining the scheme.” Hundreds of shops and businesses including Costa Coffee, Pret A Manger, Leon and Planet Organic have signed up to the scheme, with the National Theatre and Tate Modern joining the initiative too.