Outside a Savannah apartment building on a recent Thursday, next to a food truck serving up po’boys, sat a small box truck emblazoned with green leaves. Inside are wooden shelves of reusable cleaning products and a wall of big pump bottles. This is the LiteFoot Company, which owner Katie Rodgers-Hubbard calls a “refillery.”

“We just help you kind of transition out of plastic,” she said. “We weigh the containers before and after and then everything’s just by ounce, so you can get a little bit, you can get a lot.”

When it’s time for new shampoo or face wash or dish soap, instead of throwing out the old plastic bottle and buying a new one, customers can just refill their old containers. The goal: avoid using more fossil fuels like gas and oil that make climate change worse. “There’s so much fossil fuel that goes into the production, and then also the recycling of plastic,” Rodgers-Hubbard said. “And so, our goal should be to use things that are meant to last.”

To read the full story, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/story/news/environment/2022/05/15/georgia-savannah-atlanta-plastics-recycling-refill-reuse-containers/9762418002/.
Author: Emily Jones, WABE, Savannah Now
Emily Jones, WABE