Refill Drinking Water Stations

Banish single use bottles and refill your own for FREE!

In the summer, Eastbourne sees thousands of tourists and visitors for events like the Tennis Tournament, Airbourne and the many tourist events centred around the theatres, art galleries and other centres of culture.

Many visitors currently do not arrive with refillable bottles but buy plastic water bottles in high quantities. We are campaigning to change this by increasing our network of Refill Stations and publicising against buying plastic single-use water bottles. We have a network of 67 refill stations across Eastbourne, which is approximately one refill station for every 1,600 townspeople. By comparison, London's provision is one refill station for every 17,000 citizens. Our intention is to expand this already fantastic network!

[Find out where your nearest Refill station is here...]

Refill App screenshotWhy Refill?

Every year around the world we create more than 300 million tonnes of plastic – and half of this is single-use use. One of the worst offenders are plastic bottles, with a million of them sold every minute globally.

Here in the UK, we get through a whopping 2.5 billion coffee cups each year –enough to stretch around the world roughly five and a half times!


The Refill campaign has already prevented over 100 million pieces of plastic at source so we know we have the power to create a wave of change. By connecting people to places they can shop, eat and drink without pointless packaging, we’re helping prevent plastic pollution and making 'reduce, reuse, refill and repeat' the new social norm.

In the UK, we’re lucky to have some of the highest quality drinking water in the world. Shockingly, a recent global study of bottled water brands found tiny plastic particles (microplastics) in over 90 per cent of samples. That’s enough to make anyone reach for their reusable bottle and start refilling!

[Download the app to find the Refill centres]