Sheffield Students' Union is opening a whole shop dedicated to environmentally friendly household goods and wholefoods without the packaging.
From Monday 23rd April, Our Zero Waste Shop will be selling a huge range of spices, herbs, grains, legumes, dried fruits and nuts all free from wasteful plastic packaging. Each product will be sold by weight so you can buy as much or as little as you need. Just bring your own container, buy one from us, or use one of our recyclable paper bags.
We will also have refill stations for your empty bottles of household products, with everything from laundry detergent, to liquid hand soap and multi-surface cleaner. There’s no need to buy a new bottles of product - it’s cheaper and less wasteful to refill! You will also be able to pick up a range of recycled and sustainable products from recycled kitchen and toilet roll to sustainable bamboo cutlery and kitchenware.
The shop is just one of the ways the SU is progressing its ‘Committed to Sustainability’ value, and it forms part of SU Development Officer, Megan McGrath’s #ReusableRevolution campaign. She said:
‘I’m so excited to see the range of environmentally friendly and plastic free goods expanding in the Students’ Union. We’ve always been ahead of the curve on plastic, banning water bottles in 2011 and I’m so proud to see Sheffield SU leading the way once again. Plastic pollution is one of the greatest environmental threats of our generation and its vital we take action!’
As well as providing a range of ethical, reusable & sustainable products, the shop also hopes to bring knowledge about about wider ethical and environmental issues to customers as well as recipe suggestions.
Megan added: ‘Come down and fight plastic pollution by going plastic free in Sheffield SU!’
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