Farsley-based social enterprise SCRAP Centre of Creative Reuse has a new addition at their Sunnybank Mills site – reStore; a zero-waste store where people can bring their own container to fill, writes Keely Bannister.
reStore will be stocking eco-friendly household and bathroom products such as shampoo and floor cleaner, with as many of them being locally sourced as possible.
Scrap – who over the last 13 years have diverted approximately 100 tonnes of waste from landfill a year – are joining Kirkstall Road-based social enterprise, Seagulls Paint, who recently started their own refill store.
Louise Lucas, Director of Scrap, said:
“We are joining the likes of Seagulls in Kirkstall, The Jar Tree in Leeds Market, The Refilling Station in Chapel Allerton and Ecotopia in Leeds city centre.
“We believe that in order to make a big difference there should be a refill store in every area making it simple and easy for local people to access. We know our customers already have an interest in reuse and recycling, and are looking forward to welcoming new customers interested in the reSTORE.”
reStore is open from 10am until 4pm, Wednesday to Saturday and can be found at Sunnybank Mills, Farsley, LS28 5JU.
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