Above: David Rutley MP with Ashley Harbour of That Refill Place and Kip and Tess Evans, managers of The Foxhole
Local MP, David Rutley, recently visited a new local business, That Refill Place, which is endeavouring to raise awareness of how to reduce our reliance on single-use plastics – to live, work and shop in an affordable, more environmentally sustainable way.
That Refill Place, is an online store, based in Macclesfield, selling a wide range of plastic free products aimed to help households cut down on single-use plastics for day-to-day sustainable living. Ashley was inspired by Sir David Attenborough’s message on how single-use throw away plastics posed serious challenges to the environment and wildlife.
During his visit, David saw the variety of goods available online at www.thatrefillplace.co.uk – ranging from groceries, health and beauty products, storage solutions and household essentials. The pop-up shop is temporarily based at The Foxhole pub in Prestbury – which is currently closed due to Coronavirus restrictions.
The collaboration between That Refill Place and The Foxhole is an example of local businesses working together to support the village in the current challenging trading conditions. Whilst operating as a pop-up shop, Ashley still fulfills online orders with the option of free home-delivery and a click-and-collect service.
Environmental sustainability, including efforts to reduce our reliance on single use plastics, is an important issue for David. After his meeting with Ashley he said, “This is a innovative new business in the Macclesfield area with the aim of helping us all to live more sustainably. Unnecessary and preventable plastic waste is an environmental blight.
“That Refill Place offers products which can help us to play our part, I was very impressed by what Ashley had to say and the nature of her business. It’s always welcome to see new businesses open locally and supporting each other, especially in these challenging times. I wish her every success going-forward.”