*We are currently reviewing the sustainability of our current shop and how to increase interest in the initiative*
Our Zero Waste Shop is one of the first student-led outlets in the country selling products that have no packaging. The enterprise, which is based within the existing Keele SU Hub, is open to all, offering students, staff and visitors an alternative way to shop.
The concept is simple - shoppers select their purchases which are then weighed by staff and decanted into containers that customers bring with them or a recycled paper bag, meaning transactions will generate zero waste.
A wide variety of staples is stocked in the shop including cereal, dried fruits, grains and pasta, as well as herbs, spices and household essentials. Alternatives to disposable single-use coffee cups and straws are also on sale. We also have a dairy free milk machine, which enables shoppers to select as little or as much as they need further minimising unnecessary waste.
We also have a range of recipe cards in the shop, to provide customers with all the guidance they need to produce healthy, nutritious and economical meals from the raw ingredients stocked in the shop.
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