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Friday is Global refill day

Tomorrow (Friday 16 June) is Global Refill Day, highlighting the need to move away from disposable, single-use products to a more sustainable circular future of refilling and reusing.

Cardiff Council has been encouraging cafes and restaurants to let people re-fill their water bottle on the move to reduce single-use plastics in the city.

The scheme has expanded, so not only can people refill their water bottle for free, but there are discounted offers and awards for other drinks at coffee shops if you bring your own cup, as well as cheaper deals for lunch if you bring your own lunch box.

Councillor Caro Wild, cabinet member for climate change said: "As a society, we all need to make changes in our lifestyles to move away from the ‘throw away society' that we all live in. A significant amount of carbon is produced when manufacturing products and packaging, so why do we then throw these products away when we can reuse them? It doesn't make sense.

"Council staff will be giving out free refillable water bottles to the public this Friday outside Cardiff Market, near to our first new water fountain. The council will be installing more water fountains in the city, so if your business or community building is interested in hosting a water fountain, please get in touch by emailing"

You can download the free @Refill app to find out where you can eat, drink and shop in Cardiff without plastic and where to fill up your water bottle for free by visiting

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