A water refill station is to be established in Uckfield Civic Centre.
Councillors agreed to buy a mains fed, filtered and refrigerated water supply.
It is designed to be used to refill people’s bottles.
Purchase of the refill station is part of Uckfield Town Council’s war on single-use plastics.
The Civic Centre refill station will be the second in Uckfield – the other official point is at Costa Coffee.
Refill is a national campaign to prevent plastic pollution at source by making it easier for people to refill water bottles, rather than buying water in a plastic bottle.
The Civic Centre Refill station will NOT have plastic cups and is for use by people with their own bottles.
The town council is phasing out single-use plastic from the Civic Centre, its offices and is acting as a catalyst for the whole town.
It is working closely with, and supporting Brighter Uckfield which is campaigning to eliminate single-use plastics from the town.
A presentation was given to members of Uckfield Chamber of Commerce in early February.
Two public information sessions will be held at the Civic Centre on March 27 at 12.30 and 5.30pm.
• The idea of Refill stations in Uckfield was first floated on this website in a Saturday comment column in August 2017.
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