Heathrow is proud to be a partner of Refill and support the UK’s National Refill Day today. With 107 water fountains and refill stations across Heathrow Airport, passengers can now use the free Refill App to locate their closest refill point.
When packing your bag ready for your trip, do you ever think about taking your refillable water bottle? A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number is set to increase a further 20% by 2021.
Heathrow currently has 107 water fountains and refill stations, and almost all of our cafes, restaurants and lounges can refill your water bottle on request. Download the FREE Refill app to find out where you can refill with quality tap water when you visit the airport.
At Heathrow we are trying to make it easier and cheaper to refill than buy a new bottle, with our 5 top tips:
1. Pack your reusable bottle or buy one at the airport
Remember to pack a reusable bottle. But if you forget or you fancy treating yourself, you can buy a funky designer reusable bottle from Jack Wills, Ted Baker, WH Smith, Boots, Harrods, Superdry, Paul Smith, John Lewis, Pret and Cath Kidston. Prices start from £4.99 in WHSmith for a basic bottle.
2. Empty your bottle before security
For the last 12 years, all airports have had to restrict the amount of liquid that we can carry through security search. We understand how frustrating it can be to have to leave your liquids and bottles behind. That’s why we now provide drainage points for you to empty your drink bottles, allowing passengers to carry them through empty and fill them back up on the other side.
3. Refill your bottle before you fly
At the moment, we have 107 water fountains and refill stations at Heathrow! We are improving our signs and maps so these are easier to find. Also, almost all of our cafes, restaurants and lounges can refill your water bottle if you ask, and you don’t need to be a customer. Currently, we don’t have any refill points at our gates, so refill on your way using the free refill app. We are always looking at how we can improve things and so do send us your thoughts on firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Download the Refill app and find tap water near you
Download the FREE Refill app and find out where you can Refill with quality tap water near you. There are now over 12,000 Refill stations across the UK including railway stations, airports and high street chains such as Costa, Starbucks and Wetherspoons.
5. Join the refill revolution
We know that for many people they are not ready or able to make the switch, and so we are also making sure that we collect and recycle as many plastic bottles that are thrown away at Heathrow as possible – in August we recycled 350 thousand plastic bottles.