GO PLASTIC FREE
The Good Choice Stirling is a new venture by Pilar Amieva and her husband Stuart Leathley, who previously worked as engineers in the energy sector. Bridge of Allan is their second store, having already opened a zero waste shop in Mount Florida with friends in 2020.
She said: “After lots of discussions with friends about our growing frustration with how difficult it is to find plastic-free daily staples and products to buy near us, we decided to do something about it.
“Inspired by the growing movement of Zero Waste shops in the UK and Europe, we started to draw up our business plans.
“In the midst of the third lockdown in October 2020, we opened our first shop in the South Side of Glasgow. It wasn’t easy but we were convinced it was the time to put our business plan in motion.”
In December 2020 Pilar decided to take a leap of faith and quit her full time job to focus on growing the business which led to the second shop in Stirlingshire. Pilar explained:
“In 2021, a retail opportunity came up in Bridge of Allan, so my husband and I decided to open a second shop, helping more people on their journey to zero waste.”