Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Costa Coffee and Premier Inn now let you fill up water bottles for free

plastic waste UK

LONDON: Brits on the move can now refill their water bottles at a top coffee chain and it won’t Costa single penny.

High street coffee shop brand Costa – which has around 3,000 cafes across the country – has signed up to a campaign aimed at cutting plastic waste, which is set to save workers and shoppers cash with top ups on demand.

Costa and Premier Inn, which are both owned by Whitbread, are the first big names to join the scheme which has been launched by Refill and industry body Water UK as the war against throwaway plastic bottles gets ramped up.

Tens of thousands of high street stores, takeaways, restaurants and businesses are expected to join by September to encourage millions to refill their water bottles when out and about rather than buying single use bottles which end up as landfill.

Refill already has 1,600 top up stations and Brits can tap into thousands more by downloading a free app to find their nearest locations.

Experts say the scheme could prevent tens of millions of plastic bottles being dumped every year and help save oceans and beaches from a tide of plastic waste.

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