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Refill your water bottles at the Show

One will be at Pembrokeshire County Council's eco zone where local champion Mark Bond from The Pembrokeshire Eco Champion Project will be on hand to explain more about the scheme to visitors and businesses.
Said Jan Pearce, show chief executive: "We are always keen to do our best for the environment and joining Refill Pembrokeshire is one great way we can do that.
"Since the scheme was launched a less than a month ago, there are now 91 Refill Stations in the county and we are delighted the movement will break100 while at the show!"
Refill Pembrokeshire is aiming to provide refill stations on every street in the county.
It's an exciting scheme which encourages participating cafes, bars, restaurants, banks, galleries, museums and other businesses to sign up to the free Refill app and put a sticker in their window alerting passers-by to the fact they're welcome to fill up their bottle for free.  
The average adult buys more than three plastic water bottles every week - a startling 175 bottles every year per person. In total, some 7.7 billion plastic bottles are bought across the UK each year, resulting in substantial amounts of single-use plastic waste ending up in our oceans. 
City to Sea, a not-for-profit organisation headed by entrepreneur Natalie Fee, launched the award-winning Refill Scheme in 2015. Now being rolled out nationwide with full support of Welsh Government and water companies Dŵr Cymru and Hafren Dyfrdwy, Refill will substantially increase the availability of high quality drinking water. It has never been easier to swap a single use plastic bottle for a free taste of the rolling Welsh mountains.
Local Champion Mark Bond from The Pembrokeshire Eco Champion Project, who are launching Refill Pembrokeshire, explains: "Here in Pembrokeshire we're rightly proud of the area's stunning countryside and beaches. Plastics, including single-use plastic bottles, are now the most frequently found type of litter on UK beaches and you don't have to look far to find them littering our towns and green spaces too."
Mark added: "Refill Pembrokeshire gives us all the opportunity to help make this type of litter a thing of the past at the same time as saving money. It's good business sense as well, as customers view businesses that provide free water refills more favourably and are more likely to return to them to make future purchases." 
Refill Pembrokeshire builds on the success of Refill around the UK, which now boasts a network of over 13,000 Refill Stations.
Hannah Osman, Refill Regional Coordinator, says: "Making drinking water more available through the Refill Scheme is a really simple way to cut down on single-use plastics and is much better for the environment. I want Wales to be the world's first 'Refill Nation.', so it's really good to see Pembrokeshire joining the scheme."
Clr. Cris Tomos, Cabinet Member for Environment, explains why the Welsh Government is supporting Refill Pembrokeshire: "More Refill Stations along our coast will help reduce the number of plastic bottles ending up in the sea, which can have a devastating effect on our marine environment. This is another step towards the ambition of Wales becoming the World's first 'Refill Nation'."
Find out more about Refill Pembrokeshire and how you can take part visit the Refill Pembrokeshire Facebook page. Visit the Refill website at to download the

free Refill app and find out more about the Refill movement


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