A new refillery store has opened in Aberdeen.
Refillosophy, based in the premises of a former dairy dispensary and greengrocer on Albyn Grove, aims to get locals refilling grocery containers and reusing household packaging.
The store will open today (July 16) at 10am.
Owner Gina Adie, who worked as a nurse in Aberdeen for two decades, is hoping to foster a community spirit with fresh local produce and products.
She said: “I’m excited to be opening a store that offers plastics-free shopping and also eliminate the use of other types of environmentally unfriendly packaging.
“For many years I’ve been trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle and do my best to change my habits to cut down on waste.
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“We all live busy lives, but making conscious choices when it comes to the cleaning products that we use, or the amount of waste created from grocery packaging can make a huge difference.
“The idea for Refillosophy has grown from there. It’s all about making it easier for busy people to reuse and refill, rather than simply recycling.
“What has encouraged me to pursue this as a business is seeing refilleries popping up in the north-east.
“I also think that the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted a need to shop local and I hope to make it easy for people to make healthy choices when they drop by and pick up food on their way home from work.”