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Please help our member The Refillery and vote for them as a sustainable hero.

Posted: 26th July 2021

Please can you help The Refillery by voting for them in the Food Hero Scotland campaign.  They are currently in 6th place and need another 200 votes to secure a place in the top 3.

Use the link below or copy into your browser to register your vote

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.

Danielle Kelly, STV’s Director of Strategy and Sales Scotland said: “#FoodHeroScot is a fantastic campaign which will showcase the innovation and creativity of Scotland’s hospitality industry in responding to the climate emergency. “As Scotland’s Public Service Broadcaster, we are committed to raising awareness of environmental issues and helping to effect change. Our Green Fund shines a light on the great work of Scottish sustainable businesses and through this exciting new partnership we look forward to championing sustainability across the food and drink sector to help to drive Scotland’s economic recovery.”

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.

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 thier free bin, #toogoodtogo or local charities
  • They exist to make #plasticfree and #ethicalshopping accessible to more people.
  • They are an award winning #businessforgood 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.


Copy the link into your browser to register your vote.   All votes need to be placed by Saturday 31st July.

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