Bristol Refill Cup Scheme
We’ve got big news, coffee drinkers
How it works:
A feather in one’s app
But this is the really exciting part (well for us at least!). This new innovation will be the first of its kind to direct people to ‘borrow and return schemes’ through the Refill app. We have big plans for this and hope this will act as a pilot for similar schemes to work through the Refill app.
This reusable ‘returnable’ cup scheme in Bristol is designed to prevent 250,000 single-use hot drink cups from entering the waste stream. The project, launching across Bristol, will act as a pilot to better understand the most effective way to operate the system and engage the public before rolling it out in other major cities across the country in the future.
Consumers shouldn’t have to choose
We’ve taken this on board and price point will be one of our key designing principles in developing this project. We know for plastic reduction measures to work they have to be affordable and accessible for all.
“Plastic pollution remains one of the primary threats that our rivers, seas and oceans face. This is a challenge we all have a part in rising to and it’s important we make sure that our efforts to tackle plastic pollution are affordable and accessible to the whole city. I would encourage coffee shops from across our city to sign up to this pilot and help us grow this campaign. Inaction isn’t an option and I welcome those who come with innovative ideas like this to trial them in our city.”
Helping us spice it up
Roger that Jim!
All of this is only possible because of our amigos at Ecosurety who are seed funding the project through their Ecosurety Exploration Fund. We will raise a glass (or reusable coffee cup) to that.
If you’re a local business and want to get involved contact our Project Manager George Clark