An initiative by Handspan in conjunction with Keep Hanoi Clean and supported by Authentic Cool Venues in Town

The aim of this community-driven initiative consists on raising awareness of plastic hazards and reducing the massive disposable water bottle waste in Hanoi by offering an alternative to our visitors and residents: reusable water bottles.



This local campaign is being possible thanks to  the support of different  restaurants, cafés and art galleries that have joined forces to carry out this initiative against plastic pollution, working together towards a greener Hanoi
 for the benefit of our community, proving that there are entities within the private sector that DO really care for our city.

Handspan's board of directors also decided to acquire a massive amount of reusable and durable stainless steel water bottles to be sold at their cost price to concerned locals and travellers, because we believe that global issues can only be tackled LOCALLYin other words, "that many small people in many small places doing many small things can alter the face of the world". 


In 2018 our city welcomed around 24 million international and domestic visitors; each one was staying for a minimum of two days and consuming an average of 2 litres of water per day. With the current facilities, that is translated into millions of half-litre plastic bottles used and thrown away in our city every year.  At Handspan we have always been highly concerned with the impacts of our activities, that's why also in this case we wanted to take on our respective responsibility and look for the support of other like-minded local businesses that would like to join us in this attempt to change the plastic consumption behavior in our city. In a nutshell, this is our attempt to REACT and DO something about this worrisome matter.

Apart from motivating our travellers to acquire a reusable and durable water bottle (Refill Hanoi bottles are also a very nice souvenir to be brought and used back home!), we are also encouraging our f&b, accommodation and transport partners to replace single-use plastic bottles by other more environmentally-friendly and much less costly ways of supplying water. We are glad to say that we are gradually getting more and more adepts. 

Please get your reusable bottle and…

Let’s locally reduce the massive amount of plastic waste produced globally every day! |  Hãy cùng nhau giảm thiểu lượng chai nhựa khổng lồ mà bị thải ra trên trái đất mỗi ngày!
Because we love Hanoi  |   Bời vì chúng tôi yêu Hà Nội

List and map of Authentic cool venues in Town where you can refill and/or purchase your RefillHanoi Bottle: 
Description & Address of the coolest Venues in Town where you can refill your Refill Hanoi bottle
Al Fresco's Hai Ba Trung, 23L Hai Bà Trưng, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi
Al Fresco's Lang Ha, 108K1 Láng Hạ, Ba Đình, Hanoi
Al Frescos Nha Tho, 19 Nhà Thờ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi
Al Fresco's Xuan Dieu, 62 Xuân Diệu, Tây Hồ, Hanoi
Find more locations on the interactive map!
After operating in Hong Kong since 1992, AFG opened our first restaurant in Vietnam in June 1996. With more than twenty years of valuable experience under our belt, and a staff of almost 2000, Al Fresco’s Group has further developed and opened an additional fifty additional restaurants in Vietnam. The Group has carefully expanded with a vision to develop distinctive brands to satisfy diverse tastes and demographic markets. Our brands include: Al Fresco’s, Pepperonis, Jaspas, HotNTasty, Papa Joe’s, Jacksons, DTwo.
Chula Fashion House, 43 Nhật Chiêu, Tây Hồ, Hanoi
Chula Fashion, 18 Nhà Chung, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi
Chula’s international brand identity was born from Spanish roots and blended with Vietnamese culture. We work with small local communities from northern Vietnam and hand make every item at our base shop in Hanoi. We employ a skilled community of 60 people, 75 percent of whom have a physical disability.
We pride ourselves in beinga very personal company who highly values relationships. Although we are a close-knit community in Hanoi, it is our international relationships that truly make up Chula.”
Dao Anh Khanh TreeHouse, Ngách 28 Ngõ 476 Ngọc Thụy, Long Biên, Hanoi
Dao Anh Khanh Treehouse is the creative brainchild of the internationally famous contemporary artist Dao Anh Khanh. He's the Vietnamese pioneer in contemporary art, paintings, sculptures, music and performances.
The location is both an art gallery displaying his majestic paintings featuring themes such as nature and love, as well as an established homestay with actual treehouses, a music coffee lounge in the garden and a dreamy venue for eclectic parties, weddings, team buildings and awesome events.
El Loco Tapas Bar, 65/52 Tô Ngọc Vân, Tây Hồ, Hanoi
Everything that is made with passion often ends up being something very nice and that’s one of the simple but also unusual reasons that makes Spanish cuisine so tasty.
Feeling like enjoying another sort of flavors? Then visit us and refill your bottle and your stomach at El Loco! The one and only Spanish Tapas Restaurant in Hanoi with authentic Spanish chefs.
Handspan Travel Indochina, 78 Mã Mây, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi

Groundbreaking and sustainable travel experiences in Vietnam and other Grand destinations in Indochina to help you make the memories of a lifetime. Passionate local pioneers creating a more caring Travel industry since 1997.

Hanoi Garden Restaurant36 Hàng Mành, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi
Constructed at 36 Hang Manh Street in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Hanoi Garden opened to its first guests in 1998.
Through nearly 20 years of operations, Hanoi Garden has welcomed discerning patrons from around the world, offering not only an authentic Vietnamese culinary experience but also a window into Vietnamese culture.
Highway4 Bat Su, 25 Bát Sứ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi
Highway4 Hang Tre, 5 Hàng Tre, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi
Highway4 has been serving up Hanoi’s premier Vietnamese culinary experience since 1999. Traditional Vietnamese cuisine and local specialties, Vietnamese craft beer selection, and the full range of international award-winning Sơn Tinh rice liquors. Rustic, hand-crafted décor creates friendly vibe. Open daily 10h-24h.
Home Kitchen, 94 Từ Hoa, Quảng An, Tây Hồ, Hanoi

We are a charming local Bed & Breakfast and restaurant with a stunning view over the West Lake and a menu that blends Vietnamese and Western dishes. At Home Kitchen, our decoration and furniture are made from recycled wood and other materials. We're proud to be part of Refill Hanoi Campaign, since we consider the conservation of our environment A MUST.


IPO Coworking Space,No. 15 Lane 11, To Ngoc Van, Quang An ward, Tay Ho, Hanoi
“With over 50 years of combined experience in technology, consulting and property management, we want to bring IPO Coworking an unique blend of the most advanced technology and warmest hospitality. At IPO Coworking, we create unique experience and friendly ambiance for digital nomads, entrepreneurs, freelancers… This is where you can expand your network, find your inner peace, work comfortably and find space for collaboration, learning, sharing and healing.

Joma Bakery Café To Ngoc Van43 Tô Ngọc Vân, Quảng An, Tây Hồ, Hanoi
Joma Bakery Café Ly Quoc Su, 22 Lý Quốc Sư, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi
Joma Bakery Café Lieu Giai, 38 Liễu Giai, Ba Đình, Hanoi
Delicious baked goods and fair-trade Lao Arabica coffee in the heart of Southeast Asia. We care about fresh, high quality food, exceptional customer services and the people and planet around us.
Pepperonis Hang Trong, 98 Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi
Find more venues on the interactive map!
After operating in Hong Kong since 1992, AFG opened our first restaurant in Vietnam in June 1996. With more than twenty years of valuable experience under our belt, and a staff of almost 2000, Al Fresco’s Group has further developed and opened an additional fifty additional restaurants in Vietnam. The Group has carefully expanded with a vision to develop distinctive brands to satisfy diverse tastes and demographic markets. Our brands include: Al Fresco’s, Pepperonis, Jaspas, HotNTasty, Papa Joe’s, Jacksons, DTwo. - Find more locations on the interactive map!
S&L's Diner, 22 Pho Bao Khanh, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi

S&L's Diner is Hanoi's first All American Diner established in 2016. We offer authentic American favourites while providing excellent customer service, with a comfortable and classic American Diner experience. We strive to minimize our negative impact on the environment, and provide a positive, challenging experience for our company and our team.

The Sunset Café,91 Làng Yên Phụ, Tây Hồ, Hanoi
The Sunset Café is a café/bar serving refreshing coffees and juices as well as a variety of local and craft beers, cocktails, and snacks. Most importantly, The Sunset Cafe's relaxed vibe on its terrace and rooftop is perfect for catching the city's most dramatic and beautiful sunsets over Hanoi's West Lake while enjoying a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of the old quarter. ”


Thơm Juices, Smoothies n More, No 12, Land 91 Chua Lang street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 

"We are a healthy drinks shop that cares about Nature and aims to serve those who pursue a positive lifestyle and are aware of our impacts on the environment. We are committed not to use preservatives, refined sugar and other artificial sweeteners during the preparation process, or adding filtered water to reduce the purity of the juice.

We warmly encourage customers to carry their own bottle to Thơm for a drink. For each and every product that are purchased from Thơm, we would like to give a discount of VND 5,000"



Xanh Lá- Thức uống từ hạt và nước ép lạnh, No 65 Tran Khat Chan, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi, Vietnam.

"During 2,5 years of operation, Xanh La has provided nutritious, pure drinks to more than 10,000 customers. Xanh La is proud of committing that all products and ingredients are from 100% nature, non-additive. All ingredients come from family's kitchen and garden with sincerity and dedication of Xanh La to creat natural nutritious gifts"


Please kindly note that for the time being it is only possible to acquire Refill Hanoi Bottles at Handspan. Therefore our venue works both as a water station and as a bottle supplier. We keep on working so that the initiative can become more effective and the bottles can also be acquired in other venues in town.

[Bottles selling price (same than the cost price) = 80K dongs per unit - Inox 304, 750ml]

*If you are a local business and would like to get more information about the initiative, or would like to join either as a water station ('Partner A') or as a Water station + Bottle supplier ('Partner B'), don't hesitate to contact us, we will be glad to hear from you.

*If you are a user who would like to forward us her/his comments or questions, we will be happy to hear from you as well, so please just contact us.

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