Developed by the Romans, the city grew in the 14th Century as part of the wool trade industry and coal mining. In the 16th Century the city became famous for its port and shipbuilding and repaid centres. Today, Newcastle is the largest city in the north-east, and the eighth largest urban area in the UK.
Eliminating single-use plastic
A Refill Scheme can help a city massively reduce its plastic waste, while saving its inhabitants money and keeping them healthy and hydrated too. With the River Tyne at the heart of our city, and the beautiful Northumberland coastline so close by, we need to work together to protect our oceans from plastic pollution. Eliminating the need for single use plastic water bottles through a water Refill Scheme is the perfect place to start!
If you’re looking to start a Refill Scheme, we’ve got a guide to help you get started.
Who is behind the Scheme?
You can get involved with Refill Newcastle simply by downloading the app and finding and using your local Refill Stations when you’re out and about. If you come across places that are willing to offer free water Refills but aren’t part of the Scheme already, get them signed up! You can either add them to the Refill app yourself, or ask them to get in contact with Refill Newcastle. You can also help us spread the word about Newcastle’s water Refill Scheme by telling your friends, family and work colleagues about us, or by sharing our posts on Instagram or Facebook.
Refill Newcastle was set up in 2019 by Lauren Wedderburn and Euan Casey, supported by Refill HQ. To find out more or to get involved you can contact Refill Newcastle here.
Getting involved is easy!
If you’ve got a great idea about getting involved in your local scheme, or you want to set up your own Refill Scheme, we’d love to have you on board.