The Completed Project
The initial brief from the University of Chester was for the installation of 19 sports bottle refill stations. However, the first installations proved so popular with students, staff and visitors that the Project Management Team revised the plan, asking MIW to install 30 units throughout a rolling two-year programme.
Survey Monkey research has revealed that to date, the University of Chester’s students have been extremely pleased with the bottle fillers installed by MIW. Overall, 650,000 single use plastic bottles have been saved from use since the units were installed.
UoC’s Nick Dudley, says: “Staff & Students enjoy ‘doing their bit’ by reusing bottles and also with it being free of charge it is far better than paying for each bottle. One of our machines saved 66,000 bottles in the space of 12 months which is fantastic.”
Following on from the success of the initial 30 bottle fillers located across the campus, the UoC is now considering the installation of a series of outdoor bottle refill stations to further enhance access for students and reduce plastic waste on site.
(Data collated & published 10th May 2019)