Currently eight products are available to buy waste free, including shampoo, conditioner, washing up liquid and multi surface cleaner. All of the products are environmentally friendly and safe to use around the home.
Customers can bring their own container and simply need to go to the fixture and fill it with the product they want. The container is then weighed by the store staff so the price can be calculated.
By its nature charity retail already contributes a great deal to helping people reduce their impact on the environment. With consumers now being more concerned about the issue of plastic waste than ever, we wanted to give them the opportunity to go waste free as well as dropping off a donation and maybe picking up a bargain when they visit us. At the moment our zero waste fixture includes mainly liquid household products but it’s already proving to be very popular so the range may be extended. With our 14 charity shops including a vintage shop in Stockport selling specialist books and collectibles, furniture shops in Ardwick and Ladybarn and a bridal shop in Cheadle, we’re making it easier for people across Manchester and Stockport to live a more sustainable life while helping us to raise really valuable funds for St Ann’s. Ryan Perkins , Sales Development Manager