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RefillNZ -reducing plastic pollution.

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Help reduce plastic pollution in our seas by supporting RefillNZ to make it easier to find Free Water at cafes and other sites all over NZ.

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We don't eat plastic why should they?

828 million single-use plastic bottles are thrown away in NZ per year. And single use plastic bottles are in the top 5 most common things found in beach cleanups and marine life; turtles, whales and over 70% of marine birds and fish now contain plastic.

You can help reduce single-use plastic pollution by supporting RefillNZ - a grass roots, not-for-profit campaign that aims to reduce plastic pollution by making it easier to refill your water bottle on the go, than buy a drink in a single-use plastic bottle.

Because it's hard to find a public water fountain RefillNZ has signed up hundreds of businesses and council facilities who provide free water. They have a sticker in their window and can be found on our website map and new App.

To make a significant impact on plastic pollution, we need to sign up many more RefillNZ stations. We are a small group of mainly volunteers, with no govt funding so need your help to grow the #refillution and reduce plastic at source.

How your donation will help;

$20 enables us to get a new RefillNZ station signed up, on the map and promoted.

$50 can help fund the cost of printing 15 new stickers and posters.

$100 can help place a social media ad to raise awareness and campaign for change.

If you are a business/organisation keen to sign up as a RefillNZ station, we ask that you make a minimum contribution of $18.50 to help cover costs of the sticker/poster, postage and handling. In return, we will promote your awesomeness on our social media and add you to our website map.

Thank you

Jill Ford, Founder

About us

RefillNZ – a grass roots campaign, which aims to prevent plastic pollution at source by making it easier to reuse and refill your water bottle on the go than buy drinks in a single-use plastic bottle.

RefillNZ came to life in Wellington in Oct 2018 after Jill Ford (Founder) had worked with City to Sea (Founder of Refill in the UK) in Bristol UK. Having seen the dreadful plastic pollution around the world, Jill was determined to take action in NZ. While RefillNZ is still largely voluntary, the team are collaborating with councils, health organisations and businesses to make tap water the drink of choice; and reduce consumption of bottled water and soft drinks, all of which come in single-use plastic.

Use of funds

Design, production and printing of stickers and posters.

Managing the website and the map.

Postage and handling of stickers and posters to new RefillNZ stations.

Communications and promotion of RefillNZ stations and issue of plastic pollution.

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    Guest Donor on 20 Dec 2019


    This is on behave of Cardrona Alpine resort


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    mi-pad hotel queenstown on 19 Dec 2019


    Fantastic initiative. We hope this helps reduce plastic pollution


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    Guest Donor on 19 Dec 2019


    Amazing initiative Well done


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