Manchester Food & Drink Festival want to Tackle Plastic Bottle Waste in Manchester

The MFDF lot are tackling plastic bottle pollution by joining forces with the national Refill campaign in a bid to sign up to 500 locations in Manchester to refill water bottles free of charge.

By Manchester's Finest | 19 June 2019

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The campaign intends to make Manchester the country’s ‘most refillable’ city, and is being launched to coincide with National Refill Day – Wednesday 19th June

The Refill Campaign encourages participating cafes, bars, restaurants, banks, galleries, museums and other businesses to sign up to the free Refill app and put a sticker in their window alerting passers-by to the fact they’re welcome to fill up their bottle for free.

There are already 165 stations in Manchester and MFDF is hoping to sign up 500 more businesses by the time the Festival starts on 26th September making Manchester the most refillable city in the country.

MFDF are also encouraging people to ditch buying plastic bottles by making and selling special MFDF branded versions of the iconic Chilly’s re-usable water bottles at a very special price of £15 – usually, the world’s most effective and fashionable water bottles retail at £20.

Participating sites in the city are already displaying stickers that show they are taking part and there will be many more on show in the run up to the Festival and beyond.

MFDF has already had a great response to the campaign with 40 new food and drink venues recruited in the last couple of weeks, and they’re now officially calling on restaurants, bars and cafes to sign up to the campaign.

Download the free app to find your nearest free refill station.

Outpost Manchester BrewDog
Home Sweet Home – Great Northern & Northern Quarter
Chaat Cart
Manchester Art Gallery
The Mouse Trap
El Gato Negro
Mowgli Street Food Corn Ex & Uni Green
Tampopo – All Branches
East Street – Trafford Centre
Cane & Grain
The Bay Horse Tavern
The Liars Club
Crazy Pedro’s NQ & Bridge St
Tast Catala
Black Dog NQ
Dog Bowl
Mackie Mayor
Altrincham Market House
Arnold and Albatross
The Refuge
Cosy Club


Venues wanting to take part in the Refill Campaign should email

Twitter: @MFDF19
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Facebook: @ManchesterFoodandDrinkFestival