A sustainable shopping store has expanded in Kendal.
Another Weigh, the not-for-profit zero waste shop has moved to larger premises in Wainwright’s Yard from Blackhall Yard, quadrupling its floorspace.
Local MP Tim Farron joined the Another Weigh team to officially declare the shop open.
He said: “Climate change, habitat loss and biodiversity are the biggest issues we face today.
“The more people can help to reduce our environmental impact the better. Initiatives like Another Weigh make it easy for people to support the change that is drastically needed so please come and find out how you can take part.”
Another Weigh, which first opened in Penrith in January 2019 and Kendal in December 2019, is dedicated to reducing waste by improving shopping habits towards a more sustainable lifestyle and protecting the planet for future generations.
Food and other goods sold at Another Weigh is available loose and customers simply bring along their own, reusable, containers and buy the amount of food needed resulting in no wasteful packaging or food waste.
Another Weigh stocks around 400 products including cereals, grains, pulses and legumes, nuts and seeds, dried fruits, baking products, snacks, herbs and spices, cleaning and household products and toiletries.
Its Penrith branch moved to larger premises in November.
Operating profit from Another Weigh supports Another Way the educational environment charity founded by 18 year-old Amy Bray.
Zoe Hedges, manager of Another Weigh (Kendal and Penrith) said: “The new, much more sizable, shops in Kendal and Penrith demonstrate an increased commitment from members of the public to supporting a less environmentally impactful life.
“The last 12 months have shortened horizons and given people time to think about how they live so not only has shopping local become a focus but also more action is being taken in respect of waste reduction.”