We did it
On 7th December 2021 we successfully raised £4,060 with 50 supporters in 42 days

to enable people to use their own refillable bottles and reject single-use plastic bottles.

by Oliver Sterno in Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Purchase more refill stations


Refill stations are places where you can refill your drinking bottle with fresh tap water. Our project is to set up as many refill stations in our town as we can, so that you will never have to buy another single-use plastic bottle of water ever again. So far, we have a network of over 70 refill stations across our town. 1634909577_snipped_refill_station_bhstory_22_10_21.png

It is especially important to install more refill stations along our seafront ‘Spring Water Way', so that we can prevent our beaches being littered with plastic bottles.  Spring Water Way is 19 kilometers long and already has  9 Refill Stations (see below for the list). 

This fund raiser will help to pay for a Refill Station at Fishermen's Green near our Lifeboat Station. This will provide the final link in our Refill Stations along our part of Spring Water Way. We will publicise all our refill stations during our Eastbourne Spring Water Festival 22 ~ "Celebrating Water".

Please visit the Plastic Free Eastbourne website for further details about our campaign 

We have a network of over 70 Refill Stations all over our town. This photo shows the staff at the Crown and Anchor ~ they are one of our Plastic Free Champions and also host a Refill Station ~ see our header photo.

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This shot is of our Refill Eastbourne launch in our Enterprise Centre. We chose this spot because it was where our first refill station was set up in recent times.1634910680_snipped_refill_eastbourne_launch_22_10_21.png

Thank you to all who may participate in our cause here.

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Refill Stations along Spring Water Way:

Birling Gap ~ National Trust Visitors' Centre)

Beachy Head Story ~ near the entrance (photo of the refill station is this one}

Holywell ~ next to the toilet block

Promenade ~ opposite the Lifeguard Station

Bandstand ~ at the entrance to the Women's Toilets

Bandstand ~ at the entrance to the Men's Toilets

Crown and Anchor Public House

* [Fishermen's Green ~ this is where we want to set one up using this fundraiser] *

Natural Fitness and Therapy Centre

Harbour Reach ~ next to the toilet block

(Sovereign Harbour ~ to be announced)

You will find these all on the Refill App if you have a smart phone. Otherwise look out for this sticker or spot the refill station itself. Also, you could ask someone to tell you where the nearest one is, as these become more and more popular for topping up our water bottles.

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About Plastic Free Eastbourne:

We have many projects in Eastbourne: the unique "Adopt a Beach"  where all 94 of our beaches have been adopted by volunteers to keep our seafront clean. 

Also, parks signs created by primary school pupils in 20 of our parks, with this slogan on them all "Thank you for keeping our park clean. Please take your litter home with you". 

We are working on a lobbying campaign to do with  biodegradable plastics

We have thousands of volunteer participants who contribute enormously to our campaigns and activities. Our vision is to contribute to the town's ambition to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£30 Gift Voucher at the Crown and Anchor

This voucher is to pay towards refreshments at this iconic famous seafront pub in the heart of Eastbourne. Thank you to the Crown and Anchor for their generosity. If YOU claim this reward, please email me so that I can send it to you. Good luck!

£20 or more

2 of 10 claimed

Refillable metal drinking bottle

This is a stainless steel screw-capped refillable bottle with a "seal" outline as decoration. To receive this reward (by hand), we will need to rendezvous.

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