Refill is a campaign that works by connecting people who are looking for water with thousands of local businesses, community venues, transport hubs and public fountains where they can refill for free.

Weybridge is getting in on the action and has many participating businesses all joining the refill campaign to help make a difference.

Anyone can download the free refill app to find stations near them where they can refill on the go.

Refill is very passionate about the fight against plastic and since single use plastics cause perhaps the greatest problem, the work they are doing to get people to move to reusable bottles is invaluable.

Around 1 million plastic bottles are bought every minuet and that figure is expected to rise 20% by 2021. Studies have shown that 90% of seabirds have plastic in their stomachs and 1 million sea bird and 100,000 marine mammals and turtles are killed annually by plastic.

The great news is 7 out of 10 people said they would view a business more favourably if it provided free drinking water. 66% of people said they would be more likely to make a purchase from a business while refiling and 65% of people would be more likely to return to make a further purchase. This means there is no excuse not to register your business with the refill app as it could in fact encourage more customers through your door.

Participating cafes, bars, restaurants, banks, galleries, museums and other businesses simply sign up to the app and put a sticker in their window, alerting passers-by that they’re welcome to come in and fill up their bottle.

We here at Dakota are so proud that Weybridge has many businesses participating with refill and helping to do their part in the protection of our planet.

Dakota is a new Grade A office building prominently positioned at the entrance to the internationally renowned Brooklands, which is rich in history and now offers a modern business environment.

For more information about Dakota Weybridge, get in touch with us and we’d be happy to talk you through why Dakota is the place for you.