The awards, which are run by Surfers Against Sewage and Iceland, recognise champions from all walks of life including young campaigners, community leaders, small businesses, charities, designers, entrepreneurs, sports clubs and schools. All with a shared mission of stopping plastic pollution.
They were presented by environmental journalist and campaigner Lucy Siegal and judged by a high-profile, expert panel including Ben Fogle, Liz Bonnin and Dr Paula Owen.
Reuse over single-use
We’re honoured to have been recognised alongside so many pioneering businesses, not-for profits and individuals who are tirelessly campaigning to prevent plastic pollution. The Refill campaign was selected due to the work we are doing in championing reuse over single-use and therefore providing practical solutions for some of the worst polluting single-use plastic items.
The Refill campaign is on track to have prevented over 100 million bottles by the end of 2019 and we’re now expanding to cover more than just drinking water. As a result, you’ll soon be able to use the free app to find out where to fill up your coffee-cup, lunch box, groceries and even toiletries and cleaning products. And with more than 250,000 app users we’ve got the potential to create a tipping point by make refilling the new norm.
A huge thank to each and everyone one of you!
We certainly couldn’t do what we do without our incredible community of volunteer led schemes and Refill stations. There are now over 30,000 Refill Stations signed up and almost 400 local schemes across the UK, with a growing number internationally, who are powering the Refill revolution. As a result, Refill is connecting people with places they can fill up for free and helping everyone, everywhere say no to pointless plastic.
Refill wouldn’t be possible without the on-going support from all of our partners, including Water UK, Chilly’s Bottles and the Welsh Government.