Pilar is pictured behind the counter of her store.

CELEBRATING A YEAR OF GOOD CHOICES

Bridge of Allan business owners Pilar Amieva and Stuart Leathley are celebrating a year running the town’s first zero waste store.

Since opening The Good Choice last summer, the couple estimate that they have helped save over 1,700 plastic bottles from landfill.

Pilar said: “Recent figures from Greenpeace show that just 12% of plastic gets recycled in the UK. By offering locals a wide range of plastic-free groceries on their doorstep, we’re helping them reduce their household plastic waste.

“Refills of laundry and cleaning products have proved incredibly popular, as have dried goods such as pasta.

“We offer a drop off service where people can drop in their containers to fill while they run errands, go for a walk or a coffee. This has been a big hit.”

Window display and self serve machines in The Good Choice

Pilar and Stuart have expanded the shop’s product range over the past 12 months to include over 800 glass, compostable or paper packaged products.

Pilar added: “As well as bottles, we’ve helped save over 2000 plastic wrappers from being thrown in the bin, and we’ve sold a staggering amount of local eggs too, nearly 10,000 – saving over 800 egg cartons from being thrown away.

“Most of our customers bring their own box to be refilled and they can buy as many or as little as they wish – which also helps cut down food waste.”

The Good Choice is open Monday to Saturday at 62 Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan.

View their full Forth Valley Food and Drink showcase here.

More News from Forth Valley Food & Drink

GLUTEN FREE TRAINING SCHEME SUCCESS

One hundred Gluten Free Training spaces snapped up by Forth Valley businesses.

Read More

100 GLUTEN FREE TRAINING PLACES UP FOR GRABS

We’ve teamed up with national charity Coeliac UK to offer one hundred low-cost gluten free training places to local food and drink businesses.

Read More
Carolyn McGill and Sarah Heward cooking pancakes

GLUTEN FREE FORTNIGHT LAUNCHED

We’ve teamed up with Regional Food Tourism Ambassador and owner of The Real Food Café, Sarah Heward to launch this year’s Gluten Free Fortnight.

Read More

We 💚 Instagram. Follow us to find out more about our rich local larder.
@forthvalleyfoodanddrink

News and events straight to your inbox

We respect your privacy and will never pass on your details to anybody else.