Greenock, the home of inventor James Watt, used to be a hub of activity and industry and wealth during the Victorian era. The banks of the river Clyde were full of shipyards and factories. However, in the intervening years, all bar one of the shipyards have closed, along with most of the factories and the area is trying to reinvent itself, becoming a cruise port for tourists and the base for Amazon distribution centre.
Helping the Community
The scheme will help our community save money, keep healthy and save the planet from plastic waste. Inverclyde is one of the most deprived places in the UK, with a high rate of purchase of sugary drinks and below average mortality rates. It is also a focus for the CCF Upstream Battle, preventing plastic waste such as water bottles from reaching the Clyde river and then the marine environment.
If you’re looking to start a Refill Scheme, we’ve got a guide to help you get started.
Who is behind the Scheme?
Refill Inverclyde is run by the Belville Community Garden Trust, which is part funded by the Climate Challenge Fund (part of Keep Scotland Beautiful). We aim to educate people about lowering their carbon footprint.
As part of our CCF project, we are talking to every restaurant in Inverclyde about sustainability and will be mentioning the benefits of being part of the Refill scheme as part of these discussions.
Getting involved is easy!
If you’ve got a great idea about getting involved in your local scheme, or you want to set up your own Refill Scheme, we’d love to have you on board.