ONE of Scotland’s first plastic free shops is set to open its doors today.

Witnessing the problem of plastic and spurred on by the slow pace of change from UK retailers, The Refillery founder Kelly Wright has made a huge leap from her career in the food industry to launch the new business single-handedly.

Part of the new eco-friendly shopping movement in Edinburgh, The Refillery offers an alternative by removing disposable packaging from the household goods on offer.

Bringing their own tubs or containers, people can fill them up and pay by weight.

The shop sells everyday staples such as pasta, rice as well as seasonal organic fresh produce (farm-fresh eggs, fruits, vegetables and fresh bread). It also thinks beyond food packaging by stocking ethical detergents, beeswax wraps, shampoos and toothpaste in a jar.

Wright said: Our relationship with single-use plastic simply must change. I’m excited to be joining the ranks of revolutionary businesses who are offering something radically different to combat our global waste issue.

“We do the hard work for you when it comes to looking after

our planet.”