Kerryn Boogaard Kerryn Boogaard
Beverly Goldsmith Beverly Goldsmith
Zoe Bingley-Pullin Zoe Bingley-Pullin

Rethinking the way we drink at school:

Head back to school with ‘refillit’ and help support some of the world’s poorest communities.
By Motherpedia
Date: January 28 2013
Editor Rating:

For many parents, a re-useable water bottle will be on the list of essential back to school items and the choices these days seem endless.

Parents are being urged to purchase a ‘refillit’ bottle and help provide relief to some of the world’s poorest communities.

Currently around 800 million people globally do not have access to safe drinking water. One dollar from every refillit bottle sold is donated to WaterAid to help fund projects in East Timor, providing access to clean drinking water, sanitation and hygiene – so the benefits of purchase reach far beyond the schoolyard.

The refillit campaign is headed by not for profit organisation, the savewater! Alliance, and is a movement of people who are choosing to refill their water bottles to help the environment, stay healthy and donate money towards some of the poorest communities in the world.

The refillit bottle is BPA free, Australian made and is durable enough for the schoolyard, it will stand up to the rigors of any student’s day. The sipper lid and squeezable bottle make it easy to drink from, and the handle on the lid makes transport around the schoolyard stress-free.

Nigel Finney, CEO of the savewater! Alliance, believes it is important to contribute much needed aid to those who do not have the luxury of clean, safe drinking water and that the refillit campaign can be a useful tool in teaching Australian school children the value of giving and helping those less fortunate.

“It can sometimes be all too easy for us in Australia to forget how lucky we are. By making a simple purchase of a refillit water bottle we can help provide less fortunate children and families access to clean drinking water, an essential element to life,” says Mr Finney.

By committing to use the refillit bottle, school children will also be making a difference locally, reducing waste that ends up in landfill or as unwanted litter in the environment.

Refillit bottles are available to purchase online at for $12.95 plus delivery. 

Share This Tweet This Email To Friend
Recent Comments
0 Total Comments
Post a Comment
* your email address will not appear

Please enter the word you see in the image below:

Post a Comment
* your email address will not appear

Please enter the word you see in the image below:33343

Your Comment has been posted
Related Articles
The best way to eradicate head lice in children is…
Read more
mygreenlunchbox is helping parents pack a nutritionally balanced lunch
Read more
Laptop & computer searches jump 50% as parents look for…
Read more
Cry babies

Dry your eyes!
The newest additions are on their way from the Babies who cry real tears!


Latest Tech Used In Shipping Containers
Read how the shipping industry has revolutionised

Motherpedia cover-2

Win 1 set of a 4-book hardcover illustrated boxed set
Barbara Murray’s new 4-book Sound Stories is perfect for parents and educators and could assist with NAPLAN results

Motherpedia cover (4)

Where to celebrate Oktoberfest Australia
Get ready for this celebration!

Motherpedia cover-4

A Fortnight of Foodie Experiences at East Village
A taste of East Village. What's in it for me?

Globber my too fix up cover

We Try: Globber My TOO Fix Up
A scooter that grows with your child

Throw a winning cricket pitch

3 Steps to a Winning Backyard Cricket Pitch
Ex-Adelaide Oval legend curator Les Burdett shares his tips for getting your backyard cricket pitch test match ready this summer

A bike that follows your kids life cycle - motherpedia - cover

A Bike That Follows Your Kids Life Cycle
Check out the Bunzi 2-in-1 gradual balance bike!

Moonlight lifestyle

Moonlight Cinema to bring…
Moonlight Cinema announces brand new Western Sydney venue

Screen shot 2019-11-26 at 8.29.12 am

Your Magical Christmas Wonderland…
Adventure park is about to light up the night sky with its "Christmas Festival of Lights"

Screen shot 2019-11-21 at 11.11.36 am

The Preston Market Gets…
It's time to feel pumped up for the holiday season!


Bunnings team members get…
Help raise funds by buying a snag or donating at your local store.