Our reliance on plastic is out of control. Never is this more evident than at Christmas when we get through a whopping 125,000 tonnes of plastic packaging in presents! Plastic pollution is now found in our most remote oceans, our soil, and even our blood. But we can change & Refill is the answer.
Just 10 plastic products make up almost 80% of ocean pollution, with single-use bags, plastic bottles, food containers and food wrappers topping the list. Plastic pollution is very much also a climate issue. If the entire lifecycle of plastic were a country, it would be the fifth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world. With plastic production set to double by 2030, and only 9% having ever been recycled, it's clear progress so far is just a drop in the ocean. We need to act now.
The plastic problem is complicated, but the solutions don’t have to be. In Refill, our award-winning solution normalising refill and reuse behaviour, we have the answer. Connecting people to places they can eat, drink and shop without the pointless packaging. Our Refill communities up and down the UK are driving change on the ground, connecting actions to oceans. Helped by our Refill App, it's never been easier to reduce, reuse, refill and go packaging free, even at Christmas.