Mun­dar­ing’s Waste­less Pantry ex­pands

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MUN­DAR­ING’s award­win­ning re­tailer Waste­less Pantry is aim­ing to con­nect with the wider com­mu­nity through its ex­pan­sion into Bassendean and Green­wood in Septem­ber.

The re­tailer pro­vides bulk gro­ceries, whole foods, liq­uids, per­sonal hy­giene and clean­ing ba­sics for peo­ple to re­fill in their own re­us­able con­tain­ers and bags.

It also of­fers eco- friendly re­us­able con­tain­ers, pro­duce bags, pa­per bags and other prod­ucts which sup­port the zero waste ideals of refuse, re­duce, re­use, re­cy­cle and rot.

Since open­ing up their first store, co- own­ers Amanda Welschbil­lig and Jean­nie Richard­son won the Mun­dar­ing Cham­ber of Com­merce New Busi­ness of the Year Award and Over­all Busi­ness of the Year awards in 2015 and the Waste Cham­pion ti­tle at the Waste Author­ity In­fin­ity Awards 2017.

Ms Welschbil­lig said the store in Hawai­ian’s Bassendean shop­ping cen­tre was ex­pected to open in mid- Septem­ber, while the Green­wood store would open by late Septem­ber.

“We just opened a lit­tle store – we hoped that it would not die – and that was about the ex­tent of it,” she said.

“We had no idea that there was so much of a fol­low­ing in the com­mu­nity and it has grown since we started, which is re­ally ex­cit­ing.”

Ms Welschbil­lig said when they posted the possi- bil­ity of ex­pand­ing, there was a lot of sup­port from Bassendean and Green­wood com­mu­ni­ties.

“I guess so many peo­ple just keep on com­ing back to us say­ing this is mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in their lives. It is re­ally about get­ting what­ever you would nor­mally get with­out a packet,” she said.

“Reg­u­lar peo­ple that prob­a­bly weren’t think­ing about this at all 12 months ago are well and truly on board now and are at least aware of what the idea ( of zero waste) is.”

Visit http:// www. waste­less­pantry. com. au/.

Pic­ture: David Baylis www. com­mu­ni­typix. com. au d486242

Waste­less Pantry co- own­ers Amanda Welschbil­lig and Jean­nie Richard­son with Bassendean store man­ager Lizzy Fox pre­par­ing to move into the new store.

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