Abercrombie & Kent Southeast Asia is supporting a project to introduce drinking water stations around the Thai capital in Bangkok. Its community support enterprise, Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy, is backing the Refill Not Landfill movement by donating two refill stations in the city.
The refill stations are located at Warehouse 30 and the Jam Factory in Bangrak and Klongsan, also known as the creative district in Bangkok, an area popular with by tourists.
“Reducing our use of single-use water bottles is a priority as we work to make our entire operation more sustainable,” said Belinda Shillcock, regional manager in Southeast Asia at Abercrombie & Kent. “We now support Refill Not Landfill by helping tourists, and Bangkok residents, access clean, safe water when they are exploring the city.”
Refill Not Landfill is a community environment project launched successfully in Cambodia, Laos and Indonesia and most recently in Thailand. The project aims to reduce the need to buy water in single-use plastic bottles that ultimately pollute our lands and oceans after disposal.
Tourists discard the plastic bottles after use as opposed to local households recycle them. Along with glass bottles, single-use plastic bottles are items accepted by garbage collection companies in Thailand. More Refill Not Landfill water stations will pop up in other Bangkok locations including cafes and restaurants, retail and art centres.