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Inverurie business aims to close the loop with recycling scheme


By Kirsty Brown

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An eco-conscious Garioch business has invited customers to 'save money and Mother Earth's resources' by returning their packaging to a series of north-east collection points.

Inverurie-based re:treat Apothecary, which launched a range of natural deodorants during lockdown, is trialling a refill service during the month of October.

Clinical aromatherapist and re:treat owner Kathryn McIntosh has a firm focus on sustainability, and is continually looking for ways to reduce her products’ environmental footprint.

Business owner Kathryn McIntosh launched sustainable deoderants during lockdown.
Business owner Kathryn McIntosh launched sustainable deoderants during lockdown.

She said: "re:treat Apothecary products are vegan, plastic free and kind to people and the planet.

"Our packaging is 100 percent recyclable, but with the support of the zero-waste community we aim to create beautiful, sustainable products in closed loop packaging.

“For those unfamiliar with the term, the process of 'closing the loop' simply relates to the collection, recycling and re-use of resources that would otherwise become waste.

"Customers can return tins that are clean and free of dents to a collection point and receive 50 pence off their next purchase.

"Tins will then return to the Apothecary Kitchen to be refilled, resold and re-loved.”

Collection points include Butterfly Effect in Insch and Aberdeen zero-waste retailers Refillosophy and Swish Swish Bish.

Inverurie-based customers can contact re:treat Apothecary directly at hello@retreataberdeenshire.com to arrange collection.



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