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St David’s announces refill scheme to cut single-use plastic consumption

St David’s Cardiff has launched a campaign to reduce single-use plastic in the city. Refill Me allows shoppers to easily identify where they can refill water bottles for free in restaurants and cafes throughout Wales’ largest shopping destination.

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Throughout the centre, ten shops and restaurants have signed up to the scheme so far, and visitors that see the Refill Me sticker displayed in a window can pop in and fill up their bottle with cold tap water, reducing single-use plastic consumption.

In the UK, 7.7 billion plastic bottles of water are purchased each year, and only 43% are recycled, with the rest heading to landfill, incineration and our oceans and waterways.


Steven Madeley, General Manager for St David’s Cardiff said: “Refill Me is a brilliant way of reducing the amount of waste we produce from single-use plastics. We’re really excited to be able to offer our guests a more sustainable shopping experience when they visit us.”

The St David’s restaurants and cafes participating in the scheme includes:

  • BBs
  • Caffe Nero
  • Costa
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Crepe Affaire
  • Starbucks
  • Auntie Annes
  • Muffin break
  • Pret a Manger
  • Insomnia (Debenhams)

St David’s is managed by Landsec, which is rolling the Refill Me programme out across its centres nationwide. For more information on the campaign visit stdavidscardiff.com/refill.