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Such a simple idea that will hopefully help with preventing plastic rubbish spoiling our coastal areas. Walkers will be able to access free drinking water along the Welsh coastal path to help tackle plastic pollution.
Environment Minister Hannah Blythyn named the 870-mile path as the first location for the rollout of a refill scheme for Wales.
The Welsh Government has said that it will work with towns, villages and food and drink businesses to sign up to become refill points.
The establishments that have signed up to this scheme will have stickers on their windows showing that they are part of the scheme. There will also be an app whereby walkers can take note of these special refill stops. Hopefully by letting people fill up their refillable bottles it will help reduce the number of one use only plastic bottles.
I’m delighted to announce today that the Wales coast path will be the first location in our drive to make Wales the world’s first refill nation.
Wales is the first country in the world to have a dedicated footpath that stretches the entire coastline, and we as a Government are very much looking forward to working with the communities along these 870 glorious miles to curb the use of single use plastic.
This is just the first step in our ambition to become the world’s first ‘Refill nation’.
More refill points along our coast will help reduce the number of plastic bottles ending up in the sea, which can have a devastating effect on our marine environment.
– HANNAH BLYTHYN AM, ENVIRONMENT MINISTER
We first saw a feature on this on the news and heard the local shopkeepers say that they thought it was a great idea and yes it could mean that they would lose out on the sale of a bottle of water but overall the bigger picture was one that they were proud of and they hoped by taking this simple step it would be the start of something.
Here at Banana Crumble we have our own branded refillable water bottle!!