Summer of Refills campaign
There has been much disinformation about the safety of reuse and that of plastic in relation to COVID-19. This has seen an unnecessary rise in the use of plastic packaging; profitable for the plastics industry, bad for our health and well-being.
So let's get the facts straight:
- Over 100 scientists recently issued a statement indicating that reuse is safe if simple steps are taken.
- A recent study tested several materials to see how long viruses survived on them. Plastic was one of the two worst substances, with viruses lasting up to 3 days on it.
- Plastic furthers disease in many ways. So the increase in its use cannot be considered good for us or healthy. See the health and COVID-19 sections of our library for further information.
Refill / City to Sea have responded with the launch of the Summer of Refills campaign. City to Sea have provided helpful advice on how to safely reuse.. And Refill have produced helpful advice on how to safely refill. Both documents include advice for businesses.
Please sign and share City to Sea's petition to get big businesses offering reusables again.
Members of Plastic Free Swindon / Refill Swindon will be speaking with all local Refill stations, local businesses and people to communicate this important messaging. We encourage you to share this info far and wide, a simple way to reduce plastic pollution.