New zero waste shop opens on Abbeydale RoadPosted by: Ashley Birch
The eco-friendly shop opened last Saturday 24 November
The Bare Alternative, a brand new zero-waste shop, has opened next-door to the Gravel Pit on Abbeydale Road.
The eco-friendly store encourages customers to purchase items such as foods and household cleaning products, by filling their own containers and paying by weight. And owners tell us they will also stock sustainable alternatives to every day products, such as bamboo toothbrushes.’
Mathew Reynolds, who owns The Bare Alternative with his partner, said: “Me and my partner have been making changes, doing this sort of thing and going to the shop in Crookes (Unwrapped) and I was at a point where I could have a career change, so I started doing research into getting suppliers and all the equipment I’d need, looked at getting finance and it all went through so I was like, I guess I’m opening a shop!”
The buys all their products in and they tell us they looking for more local suppliers’ products to stock in the shop. “At the moment we’re just listening to customers,” says Mathew: “the first thing we’re gonna do is some loose tea and coffee. Then we’ll keep bringing in new products and given anything that’s not selling to local food banks.”
“Long term, we’ll be looking into clothing made from sustainable materials.”
For more info on The Bare Alternative, and how the zero waste shop works, head over top their Facebook Page, or visit them at 327 Abbeydale Road.