The Refill Oxford scheme is supported by the following organisations:
ANNELIESE DODDS, MP OXFORD EAST
“The amount of plastic finding its way into our countryside and oceans is deeply worrying. I support Refill Oxford's campaign to get us all to think more about how often we purchase plastic and try and get the amount down, for example by refilling plastic bottles rather than buying new. Just this one little step could make a big difference."
Hayley Beer-Gamage, experience oxfordshire
"Experience Oxfordshire are delighted to be supporting the Refill Oxford initiative, each year we welcome millions of visitors to the City and County and to be encouraging them to help with destination sustainability through minimising use of plastic and plastic waste is a huge opportunity. I commend the team at Refill Oxford for all they are doing and we will be encouraging our own partnership network to support the scheme and get involved."
SUSAN BROWN, leader, Oxford city council
“Refill Oxford are doing a great job in trying to reduce the amount of plastic waste generated by bottled water. I heartily endorse their mission to encourage local cafes, bars, restaurants, pubs, museums and galleries to sign up to the scheme to make it easy for people to refill their water bottles, rather than buying a new one. It will make a significant contribution to reducing plastic waste and help us create a cleaner, greener Oxford for all who visit, live and work here.”
Cllr Colin cook, lord mayor of oxford
“On the 15th May 1617 the first public supply of fresh water came to Oxford via the Carfax Conduit. Just over 400 years later we take potable water for granted and many people carry bottled water with them as a matter of course. I am more than happy to support the efforts of Refill Oxford to reduce the scourge of single-use plastic drinking bottles and their efforts to secure more sources of drinking water in Oxford."
CLLR TOM HAYES, executive member for a safer & greener environment
“We need to stop trashing Oxford. We urgently have to break free from single-use plastic. By 2050 the world’s oceans could have more plastic than fish unless businesses reduce their plastic footprint. I encourage businesses to sign up Refill Oxford’s scheme to create a plastic-free city. By simply refilling water bottles, we can all help turn this harmful tide of plastic waste."
layla moran, mp oxford west & abingdon
"Tackling unwanted plastic waste is critical if we are to protect our oceans and allow wildlife to flourish. For too long we have been seduced by convenience and it takes innovate projects like Refill Oxford to show us that we can all play our part. Me and my bottle-for-life look forward to their vision becoming a reality!"
Tim stevenson, lord-lieutenant of oxfordshire
"I am delighted to see plans coming together for Refill Oxford. This campaign aims to reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles locally, making our city a cleaner, greener place to live and work. Anyone who cares about the environment should get behind this project."
Cllr John tanner
"The national Refill scheme aims to fight the increase in waste of single use plastic water bottles by improving the availability of drinking water. I am really pleased to see this scheme starting up here, in Oxford. I’d encourage all local cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs, museums and galleries, big or small, to sign up and become Refill points. It will make a huge difference.”