PLASTIC-free shopping has come to Rugby at a business which sells food and cleaning materials in an environmentally friendly way.
Rugby Unwrapped is Rugby’s first high street zero waste shop, where customers can fill their own containers with products such as rice, pasta, spices and cleaning products.
Owners of the Church Street shop Clair Saxton and Sharon Lee welcomed Rugby MP Mark Pawsey – also Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Packaging Manufacturing Industry – to show him how they are helping local residents reduce their plastic waste.
Mr Pawsey said: “Protecting our environment is absolutely vital for future generations, and it is clear that as a society we need to modify our behaviour to reduce plastic waste where we can and recycle where we cannot.
“As Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Packaging Manufacturing Industry, and someone who ran a business supplying packaging materials, I know about the valuable role which packaging plays in protecting and transporting food.
“What I was interested to learn from Clair is how her new business is offering customers in Rugby an even greater choice in how they shop.”