Refill Oxford free tap water scheme

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Refill Oxford is a mobile app that directs users to the nearest refill station at nearly 150 participating businesses to get their water bottles topped up for free. These range from pubs and restaurants to hospitals and hairdressers, and more are signing up.

The cafes in the Maths and Biochemistry buildings (in the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter and the Science Area respectively) have signed up, and more University cafes may follow. The scheme is intended to make it easy to get tap water while out around town, reducing consumption of bottled water and hence plastic waste.

The Environmental Sustainability team have supported its launch as it fits closely with the University’s own environmental targets.

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