Refill Worthing

A vibrant, buzzy town situated to the west of Brighton on the South-coast. We are nestled between the sea and the South Downs, benefiting from a beautiful local environment. With concern about pointless plastic waste growing, Refill Worthing has been launched.

Worthing’s historic seafront

We officially launched Refill Worthing on the 15th August 2018, with over 50 trailblazing Refill Stations already signed up. Worthing Climate Action Network has coordinated the scheme, in collaboration with Adur and Worthing Councils and with support from our partners, West Sussex County Council, Southern Water and others.

The launch attracted over 70 participants (nearly 100 according to some reports!), which to talk about plastic waste on a Wednesday evening, is an amazing result. People viewed information stands from like-minded organisations, such as Transition Town Worthing, to learn about other local initiatives to tackle waste. We heard from Cllr Dan Humphreys, leader of Worthing Borough Council, about his support for the scheme and the council’s commitment to tackle their single-use plastic. Other speakers included Mala Nathan (Mala Refill Southeast), Refill South-East Coordinator, Atlanta Cook, Marine Environment consultant and Honorary Life Member of Surfers Against Sewage and Cat Fletcher, award-winning waste prevention activist.

Launch of Refill Worthing
Participants enjoyed the stands, talks and workshops.

Following the presentations, people were asked about their wider plastic use and what ideas they might have to tackle these. The workshops focussed on individual and business use and the subsequent launch report has been circulated to the Worthing Climate Action Network mailing list and beyond.

Promoting the Refill Worthing scheme

We did well with the launch promotion and managed to get on the local BBC news programme, in the local paper and the Chamber of Commerce news.

Refill Stations in Worthing — there are real taps all the way along the seafront :)

Worthing CAN would like to say a big thank you to all the fantastic businesses who have got on board with this, from launderettes to bike shops and everyone in between. We couldn’t do it without you!

Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @RefillWorthing or email us AdurWorthingRefill@gmail.com.