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Refill Mole Valley Initiative
Together with the other 11 local authorities in Surrey, Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) understands the urgent need to tackle avoidable plastic waste. MVDC's commitment to addressing this issue is outlined in the 'Single Use Plastic Strategy for Surrey', which sets out the key objectives and actions that Surrey local authorities will be taking.
As part of its drive to encourage a reduction of single use plastic waste, MVDC has teamed up with 'City to Sea', to set up a local initiative called Refill Mole Valley. The scheme is backed by Dorking Business Improvement District, Transition Dorking, Surrey Hills Enterprises, Leatherhead & District Countryside Protection Society and SES water.
City to Sea is not-for-profit organisation headed by campaigner Natalie Fee, who launched the award-winning Refill Campaign in 2017. It is estimated that the scheme, now being rolled out nationwide with support from Water UK and local water companies, will cut plastic bottle use by tens of millions each year, as well as substantially increasing the availability of high-quality drinking water.
Refill works by connecting people who are looking for water with thousands of local businesses, community venues, transport hubs and public fountains where they can refill for free on the go. Anyone can download the free app to find Refill Stations near them.
Participating venues sign up by using the 'Add a Station' feature on the free Refill app. Having signed up, they will receive a refill sticker to put in their window which will alert passers-by that they're able to come in and fill up their bottle for free.
How you can get involved
We are also looking for local volunteers and groups who can back the scheme to promote it on social media and encourage more businesses to sign up to the Refill app. Anyone with a passion for making a positive impact via Refill may even be interested in setting up their own local scheme. This can be done under the Refill Mole Valley umbrella and support would be provided by MVDC.
Local Refill Stations
The businesses listed below are participating in Refill and can be found on the app.
Drinking Water Taps
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