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World Refill Day 2024: How You Can Help

Plastic pollution is a major problem, and it's only getting worse. As we face the urgent need to reduce waste and preserve our planet, World Refill Day helps to bring individuals, communities, and businesses together to celebrate and promote the concept of refilling. Read on to explore the significance of World Refill Day and the changes we can make:

What Is World Refill Day?

World Refill Day is on 16th June this year – it aims to encourage people worldwide to shift from single-use items to refillable alternatives. It serves as a reminder that small, conscious choices can make a substantial difference in reducing plastic pollution and waste. This global movement aims to raise awareness about the importance of refilling our everyday products and supports the transition towards a more sustainable economy.

What Is The Importance Of Refilling?

Reduction of Waste:

By opting for refills instead of disposable items, we significantly reduce the amount of waste we generate. From water bottles and coffee cups to household cleaning products and personal care items, refilling allows us to reuse containers rather than discard them after a single use.

If you are interested in simple plastic swaps you can make to reduce your waste, read our blog here.

Conservation of Resources:

Refilling reduces the demand for raw materials, energy, and water required in the manufacturing of new products. By extending the life cycle of existing containers, we help conserve resources, lower carbon emissions, and alleviate the strain on our planet's ecosystems.

Economic Benefits:

Refill systems promote local economies by encouraging the establishment of refill stations, supporting small businesses, and creating employment opportunities. By investing in refillable alternatives, we contribute to a sustainable future while fostering economic growth.

How Can I Help This World Refill Day?

Here are some ways you can help reduce your plastic waste and join the refill revolution:

  • Start by identifying items that can be refilled i.e., water bottles or cleaning supplies.
  • Plan and pack your own food and drinks when you go out.
  • Look for businesses that offer refill stations.
  • Support brands that promote sustainability and refill initiatives.
  • Encourage your friends and family to refill too!

Where Can I Find Refill Stations?

Refill stations are locations where you can bring your containers to refill them with various products instead of purchasing new ones. There are refill stations all over the world, and they're becoming more and more common. You can find refill stations near you using the Refill app or website.

Retailers such as Iceland, Morrisons and Neals Yard Remedies all have refill stations to help make it easier to refill on the go.

What Brands Have Refillable Products?

Here are the best brands on the market that offer refillable products AND a donation for your favourite charities when you shop via Give as you Live Online:

World Refill Day serves as a powerful reminder of our collective responsibility to protect our planet. By embracing the concept of refilling, we can drive positive change, reduce waste, and conserve resources. Let us celebrate this day by committing to incorporating refillable alternatives into our daily lives. Together, we have the power to shape a more sustainable and thriving world. Happy World Refill Day!

What is Give as you Live Online?

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Offers, donation rates and participating stores are correct at the time of writing and are subject to change. Please visit the Give as you Live Online website for the most up to date information.

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