Gisborne District Council is backing the Refill Challenge that encourages people to swap to reusable water bottles and refill from the tap for 30 days.
In collaboration with Taiki E! and the YMCA, the council is supporting the initiative through registering local refill sites and subsidising 25 local businesses to join the campaign.
“The council wants to support 10 further local businesses to register with RefillNZ,” says council waste minimisation facilitator Darnelle Timbs.
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