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Harwoods Audi's Contribution to Help Reduce Plastic Pollution

Globally, over 300 million tonnes of plastic is produced every year, half of which is single-use. The award-winning Refill campaigns mission is to prevent plastic pollution by making it easier to reuse and refill your water bottle on the go, rather than buy single-use plastic bottles. The campaign is designed to encourage the switch from single-use bottles to reusable bottles. The concept includes local businesses, transport hubs and public spaces where you can refill bottles with tap water for free. Currently more than 30,000 Refill Stations are part of the Refill scheme.

What are the downsides to plastic and why you should switch to reusable:

  • Plastic is made from oil and is linked with the fossil fuel industry. 
  • The design of many plastic polymers makes them unlikely to be recyclable.
  • Once in the marine environment plastic breaks down into microplastics and can leach chemicals. Microplastics also attract pollutants (POPs) in the sea. All of which are then ingested by marine life. 
  • 1.1 million marine creatures are killed annually because of plastic waste in the water.
  • Bottling water releases 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year.

Reusable items offer a solution to many of the issues presented by single-use items such as resource usage, littering and lack of appropriate disposal facilities. 

Harwoods Audi are proud to announce that they are making an effort to be environmentally conscious by joining the Refill initiative, with the aim to help reduce plastic pollution by offering free tap-water refills at your local Harwoods Audi dealership. 

For more information, please contact your local Harwoods Audi dealership


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