In 2018, the #PreventPointlessPlastic campaign was launched to cut levels of single-use plastic in Bridgnorth in a bid to reduce waste. The idea was to inspire people to seek out reusable products and reuse systems instead.
Now it has been announced that this year Bridgnorth will have two low-waste Refill shops to further the campaign. The community enterprise Our Green Shop is preparing to launch a low-waste store at 50 Mill Street, thanks to volunteers working mostly at home busy painting, ordering stock, upcycling furniture, fundraising and zoom meeting.
It is planned to launch the shop in February, though many of the range of healthy, ethical products are already available through its delivery service.
It comes after the Bridgnorth Refill Room was set up during the first lockdown. Local business owner, Sam Amery, restructured her business, Giovanni’s, which had been supporting the Bridgnorth #PreventPointlessPlastic campaign.
Sam explained, “The Refill Room aims to reduce plastic by encouraging people to refill their own containers for a range of products including household cleaning, bathroom, personal care, food, tea, coffee and more. This enterprise provides ethical products that are environmentally friendly; reducing single use and plastic.”
PHOTO: Izzy Amery, Sam’s daughter, at work in the Bridgnorth Refill Room..