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World Environment Day 2023 – Join the Refillution!

05 June 2023 16:38

World Environment Day 2023 | NI Water News

It’s World Environment Day and NI Water’s campaign ‘Join the Refillution’ is celebrating its fourth 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 everyday behaviours by encouraging us all to stop buying single use plastic bottles and instead refill a reusable one with tap water.

World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year to encourage everyone to do their part to protect the environment. First celebrated in 1973, this day aims to raise awareness about the need for environmental protection. The year 2023 will mark the 50th edition of World Environment Day, which will be celebrated under the theme “Solutions to Plastic Pollution”.

Since its launch in May 2019,  NI Water’s Refillution campaign 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 and create a solution to plastic pollution.


Over the past four 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.

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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