Bottle Refill Station
We have worked hard with local charity 'Our Only World' to provide a solution to plastic pollution.
In conjunction with the national project 'ReFill' we came up with the idea to provide free, clean, and cool drinking water to the whole community.
We also created Polzeath branded reusable water bottles to tackle single use plastic and we are proud to have produced the UK’s first design that the refill station itself is made from recycled fishing nets.
These refill stations help eliminate the use of single use plastic water bottles that end up polluting our oceans.
We have worked with local engineers to design the Aqua Tap and manufacture them in the UK. So far 'Our Only World' have launched in 11 locations with plans to keep expanding the network.
Our nearest is sited on the grass area by the main beach car park, with a second one in Rock, on the slipway by the Padstow ferry crossing.
Our Only World has 14 stations across Devon and Cornwall, with many more in the pipeline.
Find our Aqua Taps in:
Porthtowan Beach, St Agnes
Carne Cove National Trust Car Park
Polzeath, Beach Box Wadebridge
Thank you to all the involved
organisations for their support.
Check out our
for more information.
AND, our video:
What is ReFill?
ReFill is a national community led project aiming to reduce the use of single use plastic bottles by encouraging people to purchase a reusable bottle, and accessing free tap water from participating venues such as cafes, or where available - water fountains. Participating venues proudly display the ReFill sticker/poster in their windows to welcome people in to full up for free.
ReFill began in Bude, Cornwall launched by Deb Rosser and BeachCare in 2014. Other organisations to join the project include Your Shore Beach Rangers, Clean Cornwall, South West Water and Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
The ReFill Cornwall Facebook page is the place to keep up-to-date, and it includes a fantastic video highlighting the importance of this project.
Check out the video: https://www.facebook.com/refillcornwall/videos/119350122067570/
Why carry a bottle with you?
Single-use plastic is an ongoing concern - it uses crude oil and coal to create/transport and takes hundreds of years if not longer to brake down into smaller pieces, but it never disappears completely. Every bit of plastic you have ever used still exists somewhere.
Rame Peninsula BeachCare have a fantastic article highlighting the issues: