First an­niver­sary pantry

Eastern Reporter Bayswater & Bassendean - - SHOP LOCAL -

WASTELESS Pantry in Bassendean is aim­ing to con­tinue help res­i­dents to elim­i­nate sin­gle-use pack­ag­ing after it cel­e­brated its first an­niver­sary last month.

The branch opened on Septem­ber 13 last year as an ex­pan­sion from the sus­tain­able busi­ness’ orig­i­nal store in Mun­dar­ing.

More than 12,000 con­tain­ers have been reused and re­filled in­store by the com­mu­nity with nuts, cof­fee beans, oils and re­fill­able de­odor­ants.

Schools, lo­cal groups, busi­nesses and the Town of Bassendean have used the store for ex­cur­sions and talks.

Co-founder Jean­nie Richard­son said it felt grat­i­fy­ing that the mes­sage of re­duc­ing waste, reusing and re­cy­cling was gain­ing mo­men­tum in the com­mu­nity.

Store man­ager Lizzy Fox said res­i­dents were on board with liv­ing more sus­tain­ably.

“We feel re­ally at home here and it is great to be build­ing strong re­la­tion­ships in the Bassendean com­mu­nity,” she said.

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Wasteless Pantry co-founders Amanda Welschbil­lig and Jean­nie Richard­son at the Bassendean store.

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