We are proud to announce our partnership with environmental campaigning organisation City to Sea, supporting its Refill campaign. Founded by Natalie Fee in 2015, City to Sea is an award-winning not-for-profit organisation, campaigning to prevent plastic pollution at source.
Since its inception, City to Sea has run several successful campaigns such as ‘Switch the Stick’ which has resulted in multiple retailers phasing out the plastic used in their cotton buds, and ‘Bog Standard’ campaigning alongside the Marine Conservation Society to increase awareness of plastic pollution coming from toilets with the flushing of items such as wet wipes.
We have donated £2,000 to City to Sea which will be used to set up two new cities for the award-winning Refill campaign; started to prevent plastic pollution at source by making it easier to reuse and refill your water bottle instead of buying a new one.
The campaign works by connecting people looking for water with tens of thousands of Refill stations across the UK via a location-based app. Anyone can download the free app and find Refill Stations where they can refill for free on the go. Participating cafes, bars, restaurants, banks, galleries, museums and other businesses simply sign up to the app and put a sticker in their window – alerting passers-by that they’re welcome to come on in and fill up their bottle. With over 20,000 businesses now signed up to the scheme, its estimated that 10 million single use bottles could be saved if all the refill stations were used twice daily.
Managing Director for Clarity Environmental, David Honcoop, commented: “We are extremely pleased to be working with City to Sea and contributing to the Refill campaign. The opportunity to help establish two new cities as part of the scheme is extremely rewarding.
“We have committed to donating 1% of profits each quarter to charities, awareness campaigns and causes that we believe in. Working within the packaging waste sector, it is important to us to invest in campaigns and research that are having a positive impact on the environment, while ensuring our members comply with government recycling legislation.
“We value the environment around us, and with our offices located near the sea, we understand the impact that single use plastics can have upon marine life. Helping people to access tap water will make it much easier to choose reusable alternatives while on the go.”
We look forward to sharing more news on the cities we support in the coming weeks.
You can find out more about our commitment to be a good business doing good, see the donations we have made this year and recommend a charity to our Clarity Cares donation committee in the Clarity Cares section of our website.