OWNER of new lockdown business The Refill Round, Julia Stansfield, has got on her bike in a mission to make zero-waste refills accessible to everyone!
Julia from Lymm, founded her award-winning eco-business during lockdown and is a keen refiller herself.
She explained, “I often used to forget to take my empty shampoo or conditioner bottles out with me or struggle to carry them all home when full. With The Refill Round you can simply order through our convenient website – www.refillround.co.uk – and I will deliver them to you. Zero fuss and zero waste!”.
“Only a fraction of the single-use plastic we use is recycled, and an even smaller fraction of that is done in the UK – and we have all seen the images of our plastic rubbish being burnt at the roadside in places like Turkey.”
“The Refill Round offers you an alternative. We deliver household laundry, cleaning, body and hair care products in refillable glass bottles. Once you have emptied those bottles and are ready to order again we will pick up your empties and drop off the next set of filled bottles in freshly sanitised bottles. Just like a milk round! I work with amazing eco-friendly suppliers who also pick up the – much larger – empty bottles from me and refill them, ready for the next order. It’s a brilliant closed-loop recycling system!”
“We also have a range of plastic-free household extras, such as compostable kitchen sponges and scrubbers and even bamboo straws and toothbrushes”
The Refill Round has been trading for a few months, and Julia estimates that it has already saved over 400 plastic bottles. The company has now been awarded the title of “Plastic Free Champion” by nationally famous environmental group Surfers Against Sewage, through affiliated local campaign group Plastic Free Lymm!
Julia concludes, “The Refill Round is about helping us all to make simple changes to our plastic consumption. If individually we make those changes then we will – together – make a big difference. I am lucky to live in an amazing community that is embracing The Refill Round and I am so grateful for their – and Plastic Free Lymm’s – support!”
If you would like to find out more about how your household, business, or community organisation can further cut down their single-use plastic consumption and (if a business) gain the same award, you can contact Plastic Free Lymm or Plastic Free Warrington via their Facebook pages, or the latter via the their website www.plasticfreewarrington.org