The University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union has opened a new Zero Waste Area in its Union Shop.Advertisement
The new area sells plastic free foods, liquids and eco-friendly household items.
The Zero Waste Area first opened in September 2019 following a shop refurb.
As part of the refurbishment funds were awarded from a bid to Student Eats (now SOS) .
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Decisions about what gets sold are made by committee members which consists of volunteers and any profit is put back into the project or other sustainable projects.
The Zero Waste Area is on the university campus but members of the public are welcome to use it too.
Jozanda Summerbell, Inspiring Projects Manager, UCLan Students’ Union said: “Plastic free shopping is important to many people, and we’ve found that students are particularly conscious of their shopping habits and want to make environmentally friendly choices, so the Zero Waste Area is a perfect fit.
“The shop is open to both students and the wider public, so we would encourage anyone in the Preston area to bring a container (or buy one from us!), come along, and see for yourself why plastic free shopping is the way forward.”
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Due to coronavirus the shop have made a number of changes to ensure people’s safety.
These measures included limiting capacity at any one time and implementing a one way system through the store.
The Zero Waste Area is open Monday to Friday 8:30am-5pm.
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