Buchanan Galleries Announces ‘Refill Me’ Initiative
Wednesday, 08 August 2018
Buchanan Galleries has unveiled a new green initiative, Refill Me, which allows guests to easily identify where reusable water bottles can be refilled with no obligation to purchase. Since the campaign launched last week, a total of ten Buchanan Galleries eateries have signed up to take part.
As part of Buchanan Galleries’ ongoing sustainability efforts, and in a bid to cut single-use plastic consumption, visitors can now fill up their water bottles for free at any Buchanan Galleries retailers displaying a Refill Me sticker in its window.
Visitors can pop in and fill their bottles with cold tap water with zero obligation to make a purchase from the retailer.
Buchanan Galleries brands signed up to the Refill Me initiative include Starbucks, Costa, Mr Pretzels, Greggs and Krispy Kreme. The new campaign is part of the centre’s wider green strategy, which includes a zero waste to Landfill policy, the encouragement of waste segregation by having recycling bins in the malls and the working through of a LED lighting installation programme, of which the ‘back of house’ areas and multi-storey car park have already been completed.
Kathy Murdoch, General Manager of Buchanan Galleries, said: “Refill Me is a fantastic initiative, which we are proud to be a part of. By encouraging people to reuse their water bottles and refill, it helps reduce the tonnes of plastic that end up in landfills and oceans.
“It is our duty to be environmentally conscious, so this is a step in the right direction to ensure we are doing our bit to help reduce the plastic that is put into the environment and we would encourage our customers to get involved in Refill Me while at the centre.”
Buchanan Galleries is owned by Landsec, which is rolling the Refill Me programme out across all of its centres nationwide.
Tom Byrne, Sustainability Manager, commented: “Refill Me is a brilliant way of reducing the amount of waste we produce from single-use plastics. We’re really excited to be able to offer our guests a sustainable shopping experience.”
For more about Buchanan Galleries Refill Me programme, visit www.buchanangalleries.co.uk/