As part of The Great Escape’s dedication to sustainability and minimising our impact upon the environment, we are delighted to announce our partnership with Refill.
Refill is an award-winning campaign to prevent plastic pollution at source by making it easier to reuse and refill your water bottle on the go than buy a single-use plastic bottle.
The campaign works by connecting people looking for water with thousands of Refill stations across the UK via a location-based app. Anyone can download the free app and find Refill Stations where they can refill for free on the go.
Participating cafes, bars, restaurants, banks, galleries, museums and other businesses simply sign up to the app and put a sticker in their window – alerting passers-by that they’re welcome to come on in and fill up their bottle.
With more than 16,000 Refill Stations and over 90,000 app downloads, we’ve proven that Refill has the power to create a tipping point in reducing plastic pollution at source. If all our Refill stations are used just once a day, we’re stopping around 5 million plastic bottles at source in a year.
This year we’re encouraging all delegates and festival attendees to bring their own reusable bottle to the festival, and download the app to find one of the hundreds of water stations dotted around Brighton.