Anstruther-based Bplasticfree, which has developed a unique, reusable and biodegradable alternative to cling flm, has been awarded Scottish EDGE funding of £10,000. Bplasticfree was recognised in the Wild Card EDGE category, which awards funding to those businesses with great ideas, but have yet to commence trading.
Fast forward six months and Bplasticfree is up and running, fulflling orders of its Waxyz products, which are manufactured in Dundee, and come in three sizes, twin packs and rolls. They also offer a unique service for business to highlight their green credentials with their own brand reusable wrap.
With a website up and running, thanks to Digital Boost funding from Business Gateway Fife, Bplasticfree is busy promoting the business. It’s been attending trade shows and exhibitions, including BBC Good Food Show, with support from Fife Council Economic Development’s Trade Development Programme.
Bplasticfree was founded in April 2018 by Catriona Mann following an inspirational trip to New Zealand, where she was Scottish EDGE Boost for Fife Business enlightened by the country’s fght against plastic pollution.
Catriona, who is a fnalist in the 2019 Great British Entrepreneur Awards, said:
“Given the enormity of our environmental challenges, reaching as many businesses and consumers as possible is what it takes to affect meaningful change.
“The implementation of reusable food wrap in homes and catering businesses can help to reduce the 1.2 billion meters of throw-away cling flm used in Britain each year.”
Business Gateway Fife has supported Bplasticfree with one-to-one business advice and Digital Boost funding, whilst Scottish Enterprise gave a By Design grant for brand and packaging development.