Did you know that approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans every day? This is damaging to our planet and everything living on it!
However, it’s not all doom and gloom. Nationwide schemes such as ‘Refill’ are leading the charge against plastic pollution by offering free public tap water points across the UK. With over 20,000 of these, you are bound to find one near you and they can be easily located using the free Refill app. Well known high street chains such as Greggs, Pret and Sweaty Betty are some of the latest trailblazers to join the Refill revolution, alongside some of our wonderful customers, Heathrow Airport and London Zoo.
“Eurgh, but why would I want to drink tap water, I could just buy a bottle of fresh water?”
Well, tap water is in fact, one of the safest drinks you can have to quench your thirst. Millions of tests are carried out annually to provide the best quality possible and keep the nation’s drinking water safe. in fact, the UK has some of the best quality tap water in the world!
“But it’s just easier to buy a bottle of water when I’m out and about?”
Buying a bottle when you’re out may seem like the easier option, but what better way to save money and help the environment than investing in one re-fillable bottle and simply topping this up each time it runs out? (OR why not WIN a bottle, see our competition below!!)
Plus, what if we were to tell you that a million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and it’s predicted that figure will rise by another 20% by 2021…now think about where that plastic is going and how much that is damaging our environment? To put this into perspective – if we were to use all of the 20,000 plus Refill stations across the UK just twice a day, we would save over 10 million bottles!
Enter our competition…
We have 6 of our LOVELY branded water bottles to give away to 6 lucky people! If you would like one of our coveted bottles, then just follow us on Twitter @affinityfb, share and comment on our competition post – you must include the hashtags – #refill #waronplastic – we will be announcing the lucky winners on Monday 24th June 2019 at midday!!