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Knutsford joins national Refill scheme

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Knutsford has joined ‘Refill’, a nationwide campaign that allows people to refill their water bottle with tap water at any establishment displaying a Refill sticker in their window.

The Refill scheme’s aim is to reduce the amount of single use plastic in the UK, with hundreds of schemes in place across the country already.

A cross section of establishments have joined the scheme in Knutsford, which is open to any type of business (not just cafes and bars).

They include:

  • Oliver Wild
  • The Bath House
  • Carrot Banana Peach
  • Mr Simms
  • The Old Sessions House
  • Diamond Nails
  • The White Orchid
  • On Church Hill
  • The Freemasons
  • Saks Hairdressers
  • Fat Face
  • Clarity Contemporary Jewellery
  • The Market Café
  • Techno Type
  • The Prescription Service
  • Knutsford Town Council
  • Corks Out
  • Cranford Café
  • Cohens Chemist
  • Wine & Wallop

Emma Talbot, store manager of Fat Face, said: “Fat Face have always strived to minimise the volume of plastic and packaging used in our supply chain and it was a logical step to join this scheme. We look forward to welcoming thirsty shoppers!”

The idea to participate in the scheme came from Plastic Wise – an informal group of Knutsford councillors, council officers and businesses in the town.

Harrison Wild, one of the group’s leading members, commented: “Oliver Wild has made great inroads into reducing the use of plastic in our supply chain by asking our suppliers to reduce or eliminate the plastic packaging that comes with their clothes.

“So far, it is been easier to implement than first thought and if any other Knutsford retailers want to follow suit they are welcome to get in touch”.

There will be a Refill app coming soon but if any retailer wishes to join the scheme they should contact town centre manager Sandra Curties on 01565 653 929.

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