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South Wales Youth Hostels join Refill scheme

People can now refill their water bottles for free at youth hostels throughout South Wales.

The youth charity, YHA (England and Wales), has joined Refill, a national free tap water initiative designed to reduce plastic pollution by making refilling water bottles as easy, convenient and cheap as possible.

All YHA locations are now listed on the The Refill website and app. The addition of more than 150 youth hostel sites in England and Wales to the initiative, now means there are now nearly 12,000 Refill stations in the UK.

There are 11 youth hostels throughout South Wales where people can refill their water bottles.

YHA joins a number of national brands and independent cafes, bars and restaurants as Refill stations.

The recent partnership with Refill follows YHA’s decision to ban plastic straws across its network earlier this year. As we have reported, Rhiwbina has declared itself the first single-use plastic-free community in Cardiff.

James Blake, chief executive of YHA (England and Wales), explained: “Taking care of the environment is an integral part of YHA and we aim to do everything we can to keep the great outdoors amazing for young people today and future generations.

“The Refill initiative is helping us make greater progress in further reducing not only our own carbon footprint, but that of the thousands of young people and their families who stay with us and visit our youth hostels each year.”

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