Refill PZ

Refill PZ is a way that we can all start reducing single use plastic immediately!

What is Refill PZ?

Refill PZ was launched in May 2021, to give locals and visitors to Penzance an easy and immediate way to avoid single-use plastic. The scheme forms an important element of our Climate Emergency Action Plan and our Strategic Plan.

The collaboration between Plastic Free PenzanceSustainable PZ, and Penzance Council came about after queries to Plastic Free Penzance asking why there wasn’t a dedicated Refill Shop in the town.

But then we realised that there isn’t a dedicated ‘refill shop’ because lots of independent businesses are already doing it – from water and takeaway coffee to cleaning products, health & beauty, and food shop essentials.

Penzance didn’t need one dedicated refill shop but we realised that we did need to promote the businesses that are already offering this

This coincided with the national Refill scheme widening its online App to include things like food essentials and takeaways. So we linked up with the national organisation to get more Penzance businesses on the app so they’re more easily found by locals and visitors.

Refill Penzance logo
Reusable coffee cups

How does Refill PZ work?

  1. Check out the Refill PZ map to see which businesses are involved and what’s on offer
  2. Download the Refill App to search on the fly. You can use it across the rest of the UK (in fact the world) to find refill locations!
  3. Look out for window cards and posters in shops to indicate they offer refill
  4. Choose to refill water and coffee instead of using single-use bottles and cups
  5. Switch up the weekly shop and buy goods on refill instead of single-use wrapped
  6. Check out the wider Plastic Free Champion Business Directory to see where else you can shop in PZ to reduce plastic
  7. Spread the word to your friends and family

How can my business join the scheme?

If your business is interested in joining the scheme please email [email protected]

Covid and Refills

If you would like more information on the safety of refill and reuse please visit the City to Sea website – ‘Getting Reusables Back On The Menu’

A person using a refillable water bottle (photo: Plastic Free Penzance)
Simple swaps like choosing a reusable water bottle can really help make a difference (Photo: Plastic Free Penzance)

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