Mundaring’s The Wasteless Pantry takes out Waste Champion Award

Amanda Welschbillig and Jeannie Richardson. Picture: Bruce Hunt   d474618
Amanda Welschbillig and Jeannie Richardson. Picture: Bruce Hunt d474618

THE owners of bulk food retailer The Wasteless Pantry are celebrating after winning the Waste Champion Award at the Waste Authority Infinity Awards last month.

The awards celebrate innovative solutions to reduce waste and increase reuse and recycling.

Jeannie Richardson said they were thrilled to receive the award, adding to a swag of accolades the Mundaring-based business has won in its first two years.

“We are humbled to have won this award, which recognises the important work we’re doing beyond our retail store to educate the wider community about how and why to reduce waste,” she said. “We are passionate about what we do, so it is extremely gratifying to feel that the message of reducing waste, recycling and reusing is clearly gaining momentum with the general public.”

The Wasteless Pantry is actively involved in Plastic Free July, and regularly conducts workshops and talks for community, local government and school groups to share practical tips on how to move towards a zero waste future.

Amanda Welschbillig said plans were afoot for the successful business to expand.

“The time is right for wasteless shopping to become a mainstream habit,” she said.

“We are in the final stages of developing a franchising agreement that will enable us to expand beyond our Mundaring premises.”

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