We're part of the Refill Scheme

We're Part Of The Refill Scheme

Back when the Refill Scheme and app were first launched, we jumped at the chance to be part of it. Now, there's a resurgence of the movement in the area as Northumbrian Water are on board to encourage people to reduce their plastic waste in the North East. 

The Refill Scheme aims to promote free tap water Refill Stations in cafes, bars and restaurants... and now dive centres! We're on such a busy cycle path along the River Blyth that is enjoyed by walkers, dogs, bikers, joggers and bird watchers every day. If you're passing and need a top up, call in - if you've got time to spare we'll even upgrade you to a cup of tea! 

In the UK, the average household uses 480 plastic bottles a year, but only recycles 270 of them. That means nearly half (44%) are NOT put into recycling. Scale that up nationally, over 35 million plastic bottles are used each day with 16 million not being recycled. Somewhere between 8 and 12 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean each year, single use plastic bottles are a huge contributing factor with Beach Watch reporting 159 plastic bottles for every mile of beach surveyed. 

We're committed to keeping Our Sea Trash Free. We'd love to help you top up your reusable water bottle, so a single use bottle won't end up in the ocean.

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Nic Emery

Nic is one of the co-founders of The Fifth Point. She is a Master Instructor with a keen interest in environmental conservation.

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