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£730raised of £3,500 target by 46 supporters

    Weʼve raised £730 to help establish a zero waste shop in Market Harborough

    Market Harborough, UK
    Funded on Thursday, 16th August 2018

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    Story

    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!

    Visit us on social media, learn more and show your support by liking, following and interacting with our pages. Thank you for taking the time to read our story and support our initiative.

    Refill Revolution’s Facebook page

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

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    • Beth Lambert3 months ago
      Beth Lambert

      Beth Lambert

      3 months ago

      I’ve been meaning to post an update here for a while. Thanks to your generosity I’ve managed to improve the set up of the shop so that we can serve more people, more quickly. We’ve now got two sets of scales and two till-points which is fab. The remaining investment is going towards transport to get me to and from the market. The search is fully on for a vehicle so watch this space. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram to get regular updates, and you can always email me - beth@refillrevolution.co.uk

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    • Beth Lambert4 months ago
      Beth Lambert

      Beth Lambert

      4 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Wahoooo! We hit 20%! Just a few hours to go now so please do what you can. I’ll be over the moon if we could get a bit closer to the target. Thanks so much everyone!

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    • Beth Lambert4 months ago
      Beth Lambert

      Beth Lambert

      4 months ago

      We’re almost at 20% and with only a few hours left to go to reach my target. I’d love to raise the funds to help me to secure more practical logistics for Refill Revolution. I’m currently using my dining room for storage and renting out the unit at the market on a casual basis. My family car is currently my only way of getting things to and from the market - it’s not practical and means I’m limited by what I can fit in. Thank you so much to those of you who have already donated.

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    Page last updated on: 9/26/2018 9:27 AM

    Supporters

    46

    • Sue H

      Sue H

      Aug 16, 2018

      Good Luck with this Beth - it’s a fabulous service - keep going!!

      £20.00

    • Emily Clarke

      Emily Clarke

      Aug 16, 2018

      Great venture to support

      £10.00

    • James Butler

      James Butler

      Aug 16, 2018

      Good luck

      £13.00

    • Charlie Bason

      Charlie Bason

      Aug 15, 2018

      My lucky number in cash to support your fantastic new venture xxx

      £27.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 15, 2018

      I hope this helps you keep going Beth

      £50.00

    • RR

      RR

      Aug 15, 2018

      Good job. You are changing hearts and minds and playing your part in taking care of this amazing planet. God bless all your doing, wishing you every success and blessing imaginable. Fab 👍

      £10.00

    • Lydia Herdman

      Lydia Herdman

      Aug 14, 2018

      Legend. Keep up the good work lovely lady xxx

      £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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