Bassendean’s Wasteless Pantry celebrates first birthday

Wasteless Pantry co-founders Amanda Welschbillig and Jeannie Richardson at the Bassendean store.
Wasteless Pantry co-founders Amanda Welschbillig and Jeannie Richardson at the Bassendean store.

WASTELESS Pantry in Bassendean is aiming to continue empowering residents to eliminate single use packaging after it celebrated its first birthday this month.

The branch opened on September 13 last year as an expansion from the sustainable business’ original store in Mundaring.

More than 12,000 containers have been reused and refilled in-store by the community with nuts, coffee beans, oils and refillable deodorants.

Schools, local groups, businesses and the Town of Bassendean have used the store for excursions and talks.

Co-founder Jeannie Richardson said it felt gratifying that the message of reducing waste, reusing and recycling was gaining momentum in the community,Store manager Lizzy Fox said residents were on board with living more sustainably.

“We feel really at home here and it is great to be building strong relationships in the Bassendean community,” she said.

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