Southwell is a small market town in Nottinghamshire with a rich history: it is the birthplace of the Bramley apple, host to the stunning Southwell Minster, and a high street full of independent shops, restaurants and pubs.
A thirst for change
Concern about single-use plastic is shared by residents, the Town Council and local groups like the Lions. We want to make it easier for people to avoid plastic packaging, and water refills are an obvious step. Water is our most basic need, and the UK has some of the cleanest tap water in the world.
If you’re looking to start a Refill Scheme, we’ve got a guide to help you get started.
Refill Southwell is run by Green Southwell, a network for people working in and interested in the environmental, energy and ethical sectors. What started as a green drinks group in the pub has now organised actions from craftivism on plastic waste to the bulk purchase of solar panels.
To find out how to get involved you can email Liz and Ruth directly.
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.