18th Aug, 2019

Re-fill for free at Ecumenical Centre in drive to cut plastic use

Correspondent 18th Jun, 2018

GREEN campaigning group Eco’n’Wise visited the Ecumenical Centre in the town centre recently to launch their involvement in the nationwide Refill campaign.

This means visitors to Redditch are now welcome to pop up to the Ecumenical coffee shop in evesham Walk to refill their water bottles.

The Ecumenical Centre cafe is open every week day from 10am to 12 noon offering a range of beverages and biscuit snacks at highly attractive prices.

The centre’s manager Nicki Farnes said: “We try very hard to deliver quality fair trade refreshments at low prices in our cafe – it is a hub of community spirit.

“I’m pleased we are also joining the fight to reduce plastic in Redditch.”

Claire Davies of Eco’n’Wise added: “This is great news in our battle to reduce waste – we need more places in Redditch to sign up to this initiative.

“It would be amazing to see public places such as the Town Hall and Arrow Valley Park joining the Refill campaign, as well as businesses across the town.”

The Refill campaign is promoting a mobile app which lists all cafes and public places where you can refill your water bottle – hoping to save many single use bottles along the way.

Refill is a national scheme run by City to Sea, a national non-profit organisation running campaigns to prevent marine plastic pollution at source.

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