Savannah and different Georgia Companies Refill and Reuse Containers to Reduce Down on Plastics

Outdoors a Savannah residence constructing on a current Thursday, subsequent to a meals truck serving up po’boys, sat a small field truck emblazoned with inexperienced leaves. Inside are picket cabinets of reusable cleansing merchandise and a wall of huge pump bottles. That is the LiteFoot Firm, which proprietor Katie Rodgers-Hubbard calls a “refillery.”

“We simply provide help to form of transition out of plastic,” she mentioned. “We weigh the containers earlier than and after after which every little thing’s simply by ounce, so you will get somewhat bit, you will get quite a bit.”

When it’s time for new shampoo or face wash or dish cleaning soap, as an alternative of throwing out the previous plastic bottle and shopping for a brand new one, prospects can simply refill their previous containers. The aim: keep away from utilizing extra fossil fuels like fuel and oil that make local weather change worse. “There’s a lot fossil gasoline that goes into the manufacturing, after which additionally the recycling of plastic,” Rodgers-Hubbard mentioned. “And so, our aim needs to be to make use of issues that are supposed to final.”

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Writer: Emily Jones, WABE, Savannah Now
Emily Jones, WABE

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