New Warwick shop takes war on waste to next level
WHILE supermarkets pledge to reduce plastic packaging on a range of their products, a new Warwick shop is about to go one better.
Coles and Woolworths are caught in a battle to cut back on packaging as the Queensland-wide plastic bag ban approaches.
But a passion for sustainability has put an Allora woman a step ahead of the two multi-national corporations.
Lisa Hanford's new shop in Palmerin St vows to be completely plastic-free, if you don't include the delicious stone-baked bread.
Giving Warwick shoppers the option to shop in bulk, The Scoop Organic and Wholefoods will open on June 11.
The premise behind Ms Hanford's business is to reduce the use of plastic packaging by bringing your own containers or using paper bags provided.
Shoppers will be able to dip in and scoop up organic dry staples like rice, flour, pasta, grains and oats.
Cleaning products, spices and an array of organic teas will also be available.
"This business has been two years in the making for me and basically one of my big passions is the environment,” she said.
Ms Hanford said she couldn't stand the thought of non-degradable plastics ending up in oceans and landfill where they usually last more than 20 years.
But another benefit for Warwick shoppers is the opportunity for saving money.
Buying in bulk means you can purchase the exact quantities you desire, unlike pre-packaged goods.
Ms Hanford said it could make a big difference to people trying to feed larger families.
"I am here for the Warwick people and if they want a certain product I will be more than happy to source it for them,” she said.
A community launch party will be held on Saturday 17 June with a sausage sizzle from 9am until 12:30pm.