Refill Now is a service that aims to make the consumption and distribution of drinking water in tourism destinations more sustainable. The objective is to reduce the use of plastic water bottles by creating a global network of public and private refill water points easily findable on Refill Now’s online map.
Refill Now has equipped flyers, cards and its reusable bottles with QR-codes so users can quickly scan and find refill points on the interactive map – no app download needed. Refill Now mainly partners with hotels, restaurants, bars and tour operators in the destinations in order to expand the network of refill points, and to spread awareness about the possibility of refill and reuse when travelling.
Currently, the service is active in Italy with more than a thousand refill stations, and it will soon expand to other destinations such as Sweden and Barcelona.
Refill Now reduces marine plastic pollution from land-based activities by encouraging and enabling bottle reuse (14.1)
Refill Now reduces plastic pollution by easing the reuse of water bottles when traveling (12.4, 12.5, 12.8)
Refill Now promotes access to clean water and involves local businesses in enabling easy reuse of plastic bottles (6.1, 6.3, 6.5, 6.b)
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