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St David’s announces refill scheme to cut single-use plastic consumption

St David’s Cardiff has launched a campaign to reduce single-use plastic in the city. Refill Me allows shoppers to easily identify where they can refill water bottles for free in restaurants and cafes throughout Wales’ largest shopping destination.

Throughout the centre, ten shops and restaurants have signed up to the scheme so far, and visitors that see the Refill Me sticker displayed in a window can pop in and fill up their bottle with cold tap water, reducing single-use plastic consumption.

In the UK, 7.7 billion plastic bottles of water are purchased each year, and only 43% are recycled, with the rest heading to landfill, incineration and our oceans and waterways.

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Steven Madeley, General Manager for St David’s Cardiff said: “Refill Me is a brilliant way of reducing the amount of waste we produce from single-use plastics. We’re really excited to be able to offer our guests a more sustainable shopping experience when they visit us.”

The St David’s restaurants and cafes participating in the scheme includes:

  • BBs
  • Caffe Nero
  • Costa
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Crepe Affaire
  • Starbucks
  • Auntie Annes
  • Muffin break
  • Pret a Manger
  • Insomnia (Debenhams)

St David’s is managed by Landsec, which is rolling the Refill Me programme out across its centres nationwide. For more information on the campaign visit stdavidscardiff.com/refill.