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Weʼre raising £3,500 to help establish a zero waste shop in Market Harborough

Market Harborough, UK
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I‘d known for some time that as a family there was much more we could, and should be doing to reduce food and packaging waste, especially single use plastic. Being on maternity leave gave me the headspace to really think about what we could do, and to implement some big changes... or so I thought!

Fairly quickly, (and after a row with my husband about the pros and cons of milk delivery), I realised it really wasn’t as simple as it seemed. I became extremely aware of everything I was putting into the bin and increasingly disheartened and frustrated when I realised that busy lives, supermarket shopping and reducing waste don’t go hand in hand.

I then came across the amazing work of places like the Zero Waste Shop in Totnes and realised that this was exactly what my family, and Market Harborough needed.

I have now invested a significant chunk of my savings and launched Refill Revolution as a pop up shop. I have been overwhelmed by the support, and demand from the local community. It is my mission to make it easier for us all to make simple changes to reduce our food and packaging waste, and to change the way we shop. I am more motivated than ever to offer competitive pricing, and a personal and reliable service to my customers so that together, we can kick plastic’s bottom and establish a more sustainable way of living.

I would love to generate some more of the funds needed to support Refill Revolution to reach its potential and become a permanent, regular fixture on our high street . Amongst other things, and in no particular order, we need another set of scales, pan and protective travel case (approx. £400), an additional card reader (approx £70), more and bigger jars (approx.£150), storage (approx. £100 per month), a van/trailer (approx £lots!) and the funds to rent a more permanent premises (approx £10k for one year). Every amount donated will go towards one or more of these items.

Supporting Refill Revolution will not only mean that you are helping an independant, local business to flourish, but it will also show the rest of the UK, and the world, that communities can change their shopping habits and reduce the hideous amount of waste we create. We will be leading by example and putting Market Harborough on the map as a plastic free community!

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Let’s bring the packaging free revolution to Market Harborough!

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  • Beth Lambert4 days ago
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    4 days ago
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  • Beth Lambert4 days ago
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    4 days ago

    The pop up today was a stark reminder of why I need to fundraise. We had a steady stream of lovely customers all day - there’s clearly a great number of you trying to actively reduce waste. Logistically though, it’s a nightmare using the family car and not sustainable. I need a more permanent ‘home’/big vehicle so that I can offer a broad range of dried foods, at competitive prices, and more regularly. Please donate what you can so that I can support the people of Harborough to reduce plastic waste, and share my story with others. Thank you

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  • Beth Lambert6 days ago
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    Beth Lambert

    6 days ago

    Thank you so much to those of you who have donated. We’re at 15% with only 8 days to go so we need some serious welly to reach the target now. So far, your generosity has bought Refill Revolution a card reader, set of scales, a protective case and another case is on the way. I can now serve my customers more efficiently. I’ve now got to save up as much as possible to help me to get either a permanent premises or a vehicle and/or storage. This will mean I can keep prices low and open more frequently. Please keep spreading the word. Thank you!

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Page last updated on: 8/14/2018 10:00 PM

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  • Lydia Herdman

    Lydia Herdman

    Aug 14, 2018

    Legend. Keep up the good work lovely lady xxx

    £10.00

  • Emily Capenhurst

    Emily Capenhurst

    Aug 14, 2018

    £5.00

  • Emma Howard

    Emma Howard

    Aug 14, 2018

    £10.00

  • Tracey Richards

    Tracey Richards

    Aug 12, 2018

    Thank you Beth for everything you are doing to make it easier to become plastic free. I am at the very beginning of the journey and am grateful for all your hard work. Cheers. Tracey

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 12, 2018

    Thank you for making my slow but determined effort to reduce my use of plastics easier. The items you sell are amazing and you are always so enthusiastic and lovely to speak to. Keep the good work up!

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    Aug 11, 2018

  • Toni Houghton

    Toni Houghton

    Aug 11, 2018

    Every good wish in your new, extremely worthwhile, adventure! Thank you

    £10.00

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Beth Lambert

Beth Lambert

Market Harborough, UK

I’m a mother to two girls, a waste hater and someone who can’t sit still for long. I’m worried about the state of the planet and feel strongly about reducing the waste we create. I’m not leading a perfect zero waste life, but I’m trying and trying to help others at the same time

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