Growing worldwide awareness and concern regarding the environmental catastrophe brought about as a result of the uncontrolled use of non-biodegradable, single-use plastic packaging. Cyril Ramaphosa and Environment Minister Edna Molewa have recently launched the ‘Source To Sea’ initiative to try and combat plastic pollution around South Africa’s coastline. The ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ is currently estimated to cover 1,6 million square kilometres, an area larger than South Africa and Zimbabwe combined. “94% of all beach litter in South Africa is made from plastic of which 77% is packaging”.
‘The Refillery’ is an exciting new planet-friendly grocer supplying single-use plastic-free, responsibly sourced, refillable, everyday products for package-less pantries and households. The plastic-free, zero waste, weigh and pay retail business model is a fast-growing global trend. ’The Refillery’ offers a casual, friendly, grocery shopping experience in a stylish, simple, modern, ‘old-school cool’ environment with a repurposed feel of natural wood, textured surfaces and polished concrete floors. ’The Refillery’ offers a Home Delivery and Refilling service plus a Call and Collect facility. ’The Refillery’ makes it easier for the environmentally-concerned as well as convenience-seeking customers to fill their pantries and play a part in helping to reduce South Africa’s (and the world’s) plastic pollution crisis.