Banbury’s First Zero Waste Shop Opens At Castle Quay04 September 2019
Banbury’s first zero waste shop, Nothing but Footprints, will be opening at Castle Quay this Saturday 7 September. The store will be selling package-free foods and household cleaning products, alongside sustainably sourced and plastic-free products for the eco-conscious home.
Local Banbury residents, Daniel Ludlow and Violeta Martin Garcia, are behind this exciting new development. They wanted to bring a new way of thinking (and living) to the people of Banbury, after spotting there were no zero waste shops in the area. The store is opposite Bodycare and will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday every week between 9:00am - 5:30pm.
The owners work with small start-up companies to source ethical products, including SESI, a social enterprise based in Oxford which make and distribute household cleaning products such as washing up liquid and laundry liquid in a fully circular system where all containers are sent back, cleaned and reused. They now distribute their refills all over the UK and have an army of loyal supporters and customers. They are currently designing and building a pedal-powered cleaning system to clean their empties before refilling, and all refilling is done using gravity.
The team also work with Primal Suds which make soap in a traditional way. They are a couple from Southampton whose soaps, shampoo bars and solid deodorants have been hugely popular across the UK and are handmade, vegan, and smell incredible.
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