Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Joins the Refillution
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is supporting Northern Ireland Water’s new ‘Refillution’ campaign, aimed at encouraging everyone to refill reusable water bottles and stop buying single use plastic bottles.
Northern Ireland uses 145 million single use plastic bottles every year. By switching to a reusable bottle, local residents can help to reduce the plastic waste which blocks up our rivers and drains and pollutes our seas.
Refillution, which linked in with National Refill Day on 19 June, was supported by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Charlie Casey. Councillor Casey said, “I am delighted that our Council is backing this important campaign. We are all aware that single use plastics are a real problem. As we look to improve our environment, using a refillable water bottle is a first step.”
With drinking water now at the highest quality on record, Angela Halpenny, Northern Ireland Water’s, Head of Environmental Regulation said, “We are delighted that Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is supporting our campaign and taking the Refill message right across their district.
“On National Refill day, we were pleased to welcome all our Councils, agencies and stakeholders to join us, encouraging everyone to switch to refilling a reusable water bottle from the tap.”
Photo Caption: Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Charlie Casey with Ronan Larkin, NI Water Director of Finance and Regulation.