Water refill station installed to reduce single-use plastic in Guernsey

Plastic bottles placed looking upwards
The water refill station will be located by the Liberation monument. Credit: Claire Doherty/SIPA USA/PA Images

Guernsey Water has installed the island's first permanent water station to help reduce single-use plastic.

The water station will be located by the Liberation monument in St Peter Port.

It is being officially opened today (16 June) to coincide with National Refill Day.

The aim of the refill station is to discourage the use of single use plastic bottles Credit: ITV Channel TV

It is hoped the location of the tap will catch the eye of shoppers and visitors.

Refill Guernsey is part of a UK project which aims to reuse items whenever people eat, drink or shop.

It was launched in Guernsey in 2018 and has since seen 63 businesses join the project.