refill sticker logoWE NEED YOUR HELP
Reduce, reuse, refill, repeat!
The Refill scheme is gradually growing in Leek with more premises being signed up to it. This is very pleasing as the need to reduce single use plastics and other packaging is very important for our environment. The scheme helps get the message out there that we should be reusing what we have rather than getting a new bottle, package, box, cup, etc. each time we buy takeaway food or drink.

We are also at the very beginning of becoming a Plastic Free Community which means that we want to encourage businesses and the public to move away from single use plastics as much as they can. Both of these initiatives require volunteers to help them become successful.

At the moment we only have three people who are helping with the Refill Scheme, and one person has signed up most of the premises. We need a larger group who can help with visiting shops, cafes, pubs, etc. and ask if they would like to be signed up. Not just in Leek, but across the Moorlands. It is very easy and training and materials are provided. So far, we have found all the premises we visited very welcoming and happy to be part of the Scheme.

Plastic Free Communities need a group of people to be on a steering group. It would only meet two or three times a year so it isn’t a huge commitment in that respect but would be very important in driving things forward. The group would talk to local businesses to see if they could reduce their single use plastic, ask Town Councils to support us and organize events in the community.

If you feel you are able to help with either (or both) of these projects, please get in touch. We really need your help.
Email me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More information on both schemes can be found at and

I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you

Sally Perry