Zero waste Shop

Should we ban food and household packaging all together?

Idea submitted by ANA LOPES GOUVEIA on 17th Oct 2019

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Explain your idea further

There should be a shop available to students and other customers around the student's union which provides products without the packaging. A zero waste shop provides the opportunity for students to buy only the necessities and reduce their plastic waste. Most products are packaged with plastic or non-biodegradable substances. This shop would allow customers to bring in their own containers, measure the weight and then choose the product. The products can range from everyday household items such as individual toilet rolls to food, and beauty products such as shampoo and conditioner. The shop would also reuse the storage facilities and containers that they have to minimise was as much as possible. This would allow students to learn about different products and there could be other services such as downloadable recipes and interactive product information. The aim is to make the Student's Union more environmentally friendly and reduce waste which could potentially reduce cost.

How would your idea benefit students?

It could potentially save them money because they will only be buying the quantity that they need and they will not be paying for packaging. It also means that they can learn more about food and how to experiment with different products. It would provide further jobs in the Union for students.

How could your idea be implemented?

There is available space in the Student's Union to set up a zero waste shop/cafe. This would have to be agreed by the property owners and it would be implemented by arranging with companies special agreements in which they will provide the shop with an amount of storage solutions such as a specific number of containers. They would then have to reuse and refill these containers after they have been cleaned and sterilised. Staff would be specially trained to inform customers how to use the store and services.


The idea is now looking for 100 Voters by 27 November 2019.

2019-10-30 11:34:58

The idea now has enough backers to be reviewed at the next meeting. This meeting is UAB 06/11/2019 and will be held on Wednesday 6 November, 2019 12:00 pm

2019-10-26 14:34:59

The idea is now looking for 15 Backers.

2019-10-17 11:46:25