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Refill is an award-winning campaign, from City to Sea, designed to help people live with less plastic.
We connect people to places they can eat, drink and shop with less waste. With the Refill app, you can tap into a global network of places to reduce, reuse and refill. From a coffee on your commute to drinking water on the go, or even shopping with less plastic, Refill puts the power to go packaging free at your fingertips.
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Find out more at https://www.citytosea.org.uk/
In this release we have introduced geofenced borrow and return functionality. If there is a local participating scheme, these will be discoverable within a new Borrow and Return map view within the Refill app. As Borrow and Return schemes are added across new cities, we will look to map this offering across more cities and towns.
Ratings and Reviews
Great idea, but please, use your words...
Like other reviewers, I'm frustrated that there is nothing to explain what the filter icons on the right represent. The "About Refill" thing in the fixed overlay strip shows that the icons control what appears on the map, but it doesn't say what they mean, or explain why the blue bottle icon always has to be enabled for anything to show at all. (And then it goes into a video ad for the app itself, which... why?!) And I can't find any other help in the app.
I installed the app in order to be able to find water bottle refill stations (as distinct from cafes that will refill a bottle for you, which I'd feel awkward about with the pandemic still going on), but I don't know if those are included in "blue bottle", in "light blue fountain", in both or in neither. I recognise "orange refillable coffee cup", but I'm afraid I really don't understand what "pink apple and jars" and "green shopping basket" are for. Please, take pity, and give us an icon key with words!
Not very useful
There is no explanation of the symbols. The first two are fairly obvious but not all the others. There is no means to contact you in the App to ask, otherwise I would have raised these issues with you before writing this review.
So I focussed in on my local town. It showed a few places where I could refill a water bottle, but as soon as I pressed the fountain image they all disappeared despite that icon being lit up still. Then I pressed the coffee cup icon which I presume means somewhere I can use a re usable cup but the Costa which I know is there failed to show.
So if it doesn’t work in my local town where I know where shops are, what will be it’s use somewhere I don’t know?
Good idea, but…
I do like the idea, as someone who’s always carrying and refilling a water bottle, it’d be nice to know where I can go for a guaranteed refill. But I think I’ll uninstall for now and come back in a year or so when the app has been developed a bit more.
It’s slow. I had to go to the website to figure out what the icons along the right hand side mean. The stories along the top are annoying and just shouldn’t be there 😂
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