Agency News, London::
Edinburgh’s largest plastic-free grocery store, The Refillery, has been nominated for the Food Hero Scotland campaign.
The non-profit visual storytelling campaign, #FoodHeroScot, is supported by STV’s £1m Green Fund which aims to champion the efforts of sustainable Scottish SME businesses by raising their profile and communicating with consumers, whilst encouraging Scots to reduce their own carbon footprint.
The campaign will reveal ten powerful mini-documentaries featuring businesses or social enterprises that will be shared on the #FoodHeroScot website and amplified through a media campaign delivered by STV, as part of their Green Fund commitment. In total, there will be 10 winning businesses and each of them will be gifted a support package worth over £25,000 of in-kind support packages including marketing and PR with the aim of shedding light on the sustainability efforts of the winning brands.
In just 30 months The Refillery’s customers have saved over ½ million pieces of plastic by offering a huge range of plastic free alternative and helping local producers to create plastic free products and circular supply systems.
The Refillery opened in Edinburgh in January 2019 with the aim of making plastic free and ethical shopping as accessible to as many people as possible. The Founder, Kelly Wright, left a successful 20-year career, working with some of the UK’s largest retailers to open The Refillery. Kelly said “I became frustrated with the pace of change from UK retailers in tackling the plastic problem. I wanted to become part of the solution not part of the problem and this felt like the right thing to do”.
Kelly says that winning this media package would be transformative for the business and will help raise awareness of plastic free and ethical shopping in Scotland.
To vote please use the link below or copy into your browser. Voting ends on 31st July.
Here are just some of the reasons to vote for The Refillery:
Over 1/2 million pieces of plastic saved in just 30 months
Real Living Wage employer with employee welfare a priority.
A lifeline for the local community during lockdown, ensuring a safe place to shop, access by appointment for the most vulnerable and free delivery for people self-isolating.
They don’t waste they give! Anything that’s past its best goes in their free bin, Too Good To Go or local charities
They exist to make plastic free and ethical shopping accessible to more people.
They are an award winning Business For Good putting People, Place and Planet at the heart of everything they do.
They support local suppliers and work with them to create plastic free products or circular supply systems.