Reducing single-use plastics in Greater Manchester

#Reuse not single-use

Working collectively with our communities, and businesses we aim to drastically reduce single-use plastics in our city-region. We want to make living with less plastic easier, where everyone in Greater Manchester can choose to reuse wherever they shop, eat and drink.

“As public acceptance of single-use plastics falls, people are looking for alternatives and ways to make switching easier. Amongst several initiatives across our area, Refill Greater Manchester is a brilliant free and easy way to access water. Whether you are here for a day trip or commuting it has never been easier to find fountains or Refill Stations in cafes, bars and shops.”

Andy Burnham,  Mayor of Greater Manchester

Life with less plastic, made easy. Join the Refill Revolution.

Download the free Refill app to find lots of places to shop, eat and drink near you, without the pointless plastic. Together, we can make plastic pollution a thing of the past.

Let’s take action

Find where to Refill near you

There’s over 800 places to Refill in Greater Manchester from water refills to food on the go.

Download the Refill App to find places to shop, eat and drink near you, without the pointless plastic and be part of the #RefillRevolution!

Start a Refill Scheme

If you’re interested in running a local Refill scheme in Greater Manchester or simply have a great idea about reducing single-use plastics we’d love to have you on board. With your help we can connect even more people to places where they can eat, drink and shop with less plastic. Simply drop us a message through our contact us form.

Sign your business up to be a Refill Station

By signing up as a Refill Station you’ll be taking action to reduce waste and prevent plastic pollution.

Simply sign up to the app and put a sticker in your window, alerting passers-by that they’re welcome to come on in and Refill.


Take a look at our incredible community schemes who are empowering the Refill Revolution in Greater Manchester

Local Refill Schemes

Refill Ramsbottom

Refill Ramsbottom, run by Plastic Free Rammy, started in Ramsbottom with the support of Eunomia, United Utilities, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Bury Council. The community now has a permanent outdoor water bottle Refill Station, which gives the residents and visitors an additional way to top up while out and about in town.

Refill Altrincham

Welcome to Refill Altrincham. On the map since well before the thirteenth century, today Altrincham is the epitome of the modern market town, boasting high quality shopping, a growing reputation for excellent food and drink, a strong leisure sector and a revitalised market.

Refill Tameside

 The Refill scheme in Tameside run by Tameside Food Partnership and Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council helps to extend the commitment to environmental sustainability to the broader public. As well as providing a great way for residents to practice these principles by cutting down on the wasteful culture of single-use plastics.  



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Together we can make a difference. Sign the PlasticFreeGM pledge and show your commitment to making Greater Manchester one of the greenest places around.

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