Valerija, 19, from Latvia, works at Refill sticker holder 200 Degrees coffee bar in Nottingham.

Businesses all over Nottingham have signed up to a new initiative which helps people find places where they can easily re-fill their water bottles.

Last week over 60 businesses including restaurants and coffee shops signed up to the scheme which is being ran by water company Severn Trent Water.

There are hopes the campaign will not only keep people hydrated but will also reduce the use of single-use plastic.

Refill water campaign logo. Credit: Luke Curtis LinkedIn

Severn Trent’s corporate responsibility lead, Jess Fidler said: “Our action day in Nottingham was a tremendous success and businesses have really got on board with Refill. To sign up a further 62 businesses was fantastic and everyone showed a real interest in the campaign.”

Businesses which have signed up to the scheme display a sticker in their window to show that bottles can be re-filled there.

“This is a brilliantly simple idea for both businesses and local people”

Councillor Sally Longford, Portfolio Holder for Energy and Environment

An app is also available for people to download so people can find any Re-fill station in Nottingham or across the UK.

Councillor Sally Longford, Portfolio Holder for Energy and Environment, said: “This is a brilliantly simple idea for both businesses and local people to make a real impact on one of the biggest single use plastic offenders.

“There has been a real move towards sustainability in the city from both citizens and businesses and all are keen to reduce their environmental impact, so I’m really pleased but not surprised that this initiative has done so well in Nottingham.”

The Refill app can be downloaded for free on Google Play or the App Store. Anyone wanting to get in touch, find out more about Refill, or those looking to sign up or become an ambassador, can email refill@severntrent.co.uk.