Bassendean: Wasteless Pantry adds to trophy cabinet with second Waste Authority Infinity Award

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson, Wasteless Pantry co-founders Amanda Welschbillig and Jeannie Richardson and Waste Authority chairman Marcus Geisler. Photo: Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
Environment Minister Stephen Dawson, Wasteless Pantry co-founders Amanda Welschbillig and Jeannie Richardson and Waste Authority chairman Marcus Geisler. Photo: Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

RETAILER Wasteless Pantry has been recognised at The Waste Authority’s Infinity Awards for the second straight year.

The retailer received a high commendation in the Waste Team of the Year in 2018 category, which was won by the Workpower Re-use shop in Balcatta last month, after winning the Waste Champions title last year.

It has been three months since it expanded from its first store in Mundaring to Bassendean and Greenwood.

The retailer provides bulk groceries, whole foods, liquids, personal hygiene and cleaning basics for people to refill in their own reusable containers and bags.

It aims to support the zero waste ideals of refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot.

Co-founder Amanda Welschbillig said when the business started, she did not know there were so many people in WA that wanted an easier way to “live less wastefully”.

Fellow co-founder Jeannie Richardson said the team were passionate about promoting a zero-waste lifestyle.

“It is extremely gratifying to feel that the message of reducing waste, reusing and recycling is clearly gaining momentum with the general community,” she said.

“The Wasteless Pantry team are excited to see what 2019 holds in store for resource recovery in WA.”