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‘The Refillution continues – Two years on’

07 June 2021 11:45

 | NI Water News

NI Water’s campaign ‘Join the Refillution’ is celebrating its second anniversary of combatting single use plastic pollution and the impacts that different varieties of single-use plastics cause on our environment and marine life.  The Refillution campaign is aimed at every day behaviours by encouraging us all to stop buying single use plastic bottles and instead refill a reusable one with tap water.

The campaign since its launch in May 2019, has been embraced by schools and local councils with some installing refill stations and encouraging hundreds of local businesses across their areas to join the Refillution campaign. 

Over the past two years schools throughout the country have shown great enthusiasm in supporting the Refillution against single use plastics with thousands of primary and secondary Refillutionary pupils joining this fight and evoking change by taking the ‘Plastic Promise Pledge’ against single use plastic water bottles. 

Those schools that have signed up to this initiative have promised to reduce the number of single use plastic water bottles within their school and encourage all their pupils to refill a reusable bottle with tap water.  The success of Refillution has exceeded all expectations, with NI Water having distributed over 100,000 reusable water bottles to pupils across the country to help schools with their plastic free quest.

To celebrate the second anniversary of Refillution, NI Water’s Education team will provide talks and refill packs to schools when they return for the new school term; with the aim of every school community to continue to reduce plastic waste and refill a reusable bottle every day.  The pack will also include a pledge page with useful hints and tips on how to continue the Refillution.  If your school would like to become a refill school contact to sign up.

If you are a business and would like to support the Refillution campaign, contact your local council to register your interest. For more information, visit

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