Snow+Rock will no longer replace the plastic cups at in-store water stations supporting a national campaign spearheaded by Refill UK to tackle the plastic problem.

The drinking water campaign is gathering momentum as our passion for plastic waivers. In time there will be free drinking water, wherever you are, whenever you want it!


And here at Snow+Rock we’re not shy of playing our role. Not only have we dumped plastic bags, we’ve made the decision not to replace the plastic cups at our instore Hydration Stations. Instead we’ll be encouraging our customers to refill with their own reusable water bottles, like Hydro Flask.


It’s all part of a bigger nationwide campaign, spearheaded by Refill UK, which allows people to fill up with tap water for free at thousands of cafes, shops and restaurants across the country.


It’s in response to the current tide against single-use plastic that sees tens of millions of plastic bottles used every day in the UK; with only half of them making it to recycling. Many of these bottles are just left for landfill or are found floating in the oceans.


The project started in Bristol back in September 2015 when Natalie Fee, the Founder of the marine charity, City to Sea, witnessed an increasing volume of plastic bottles washing up along the banks of the River Avon. She was inspired to introduce a number of water fountains across the city.


But these are expensive to provide and upkeep. Now businesses are joining in by placing a sticker in their window alerting people to the fact they’re happy to refill water bottles for free, without the pressure to buy anything else. Costa Coffee, Leon restaurants and the National Theatre and Tate Modern have already signed up to the initiative.


To help you find them, Refill UK has designed an App you can download on your phone with a map showing water station locations near you. There are now around 1,600 points across the UK. And the app even allows you to add your own Refill station.


Refill UK says, “Refill is a national, practical tap water campaign that aims to make refilling your bottle as easy, convenient and cheap as possible by introducing refill points on every street”.


Hydro Flask bottles offer the perfect way to refill in style with its Sports Cap - which can be bought with a 21 oz Hydro Flask Standard Mouth bottle or as an accessory to fit onto any Hydro Flask Standard Mouth bottle.


The Sports Cap is insulated, just like the drinking bottle, so any liquid kept inside will stay icy fresh for up to 24 hours. Offering unexpected refreshment all day. In fact, it’s the first-ever insulated sports cap specifically designed to keep water cold, sip after sip.


Its unique ergonomic design features a handle, a quiet ‘no whistle’ valve and a superior flow rate providing perfect one-handed refreshment on the go.