..And what a fantastically good idea!
As we are now very much more aware of the impact on single use plastic products on the global environment, and specifically in our seas and oceans, Fred Olsen have introduced a new initiative to complement their existing Green Policy.
Called ‘Refill’ and brought to you by City to Sea, Refill is an award-winning campaign with over 20,000 water refilling stations across the UK, making it easy to top up your reusable water bottle instead of buying a plastic one.
This is a great campaign – and did you know there is now a National Refill Day? with the hashtag #GotTheBottle. Which takes place on 19th June every year. To encourage us all to ditch single use plastic products , which three quarters of us Brits now consider socially unacceptable to use.
Did you also know?
They are installing water refilling stations across all their ships.
By bringing your reusable bottle with you on your cruise, you’ll be doing your part to help prevent plastic pollution from flowing into rivers, seas and oceans.
It doesnt stop there!
✓ Single-use plastic water bottles are no longer available to purchase on board
✓ In guest rooms, they have replaced plastic water bottles with glass carafes, which are replenished daily
✓ Bar staff are on-hand to fill your water bottles for you
✓ Guests can purchase refillable bottles in their shop on board
✓ They’ve introduced resealable water cans for purchase on board that can be refilled and recycled
✓ Single-use plastic straws, cutlery and coffee cups are no longer available
I’m really hoping that this takes off, and more Cruise Lines jump ‘onboard’ with this very important initiative. At the moment, water is not free on alot of the cruise ships, which I think is even more incentive for us to ‘Bring Our Own Bottle’
Have you #GotTheBottle yet?