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Eco-friendly retail experience now open

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4 APR

Eco-friendly retail experience now open

By timesecholife on in All News, Community News

AN EAST Staffordshire town now has it's first ever eco-shop. The Uttoxeter shop is the latest offering at Globe’s Eco Centre in Bramshall Road, which is located on the same site as the Strawberry Garden Centre. The eco shop opened it's doors to the public today (Wednesday, April 3) and hosts a variety of sustainable home and personal care products.

Customers are able to take their own containers and top up on items from shampoo to washing up liquid to dry food items such as pasta, flour and even locally made chocolate.

The shop is also selling Litterbug products – items which are created on site made by volunteer recycling champions at Globe’s very own craft workshop.

Every product is created from sustainable, recycled plastic which would have otherwise remained as litter or waste headed for landfill or incineration.

Litterbug products include clocks, clipboards, bowls and much more.

Globe Founder, Kate Copeland said: “We are so pleased to be launching Uttoxeter’s first eco shop.

We are working with a range of fantastic suppliers and artists to make this possible, including Roots Larder, who will now have a permanent stock at the shop.”

The eco shop opens today with a smaller stock but stock will gradually be built up for the venue’s official launch event on Good Friday.

Kate added: “We hope to bring our community easy access to sustainable products and also support and guidance for achieving a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

We are also proud to sell our hand-crafted products from our Litterbug workshop.

No two items are the same and each product helps to keep plastic from polluting our environment. “All profits generated from the shop will be reinvested in our community to help support environmental education programmes.”

Suppliers to the shop also include NJ Clay a local artist as well as Roots Larder.

Nigel Evans, Roots founder, said: “After providing a mobile shop service at the Uttoxeter Makers Market, I am pleased to be now working with the Eco Centre and helping the community access a range of environmentally friendly products and ethically sourced whole foods.

It’s exciting to be part of a great initiative that supports and engages residents and makes a huge impact at a local level.”

The official shop launch event will take place on April 19 (Good Friday). The festivities will start at 2pm and guests will be able to enjoy a sparkling reception and have access to peruse the full range of products.

For more information about the shop, including opening times and product range, visit www.globefoundation.org.uk/eco-shop

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