After a varied and interesting career over the last 20 years, West Bridgford woman Kate Cox has now planning to launch a local zero-waste shopping business.
Kate told us:
‘It’s becoming so obvious that things need to change to make this planet a better place.
‘I’m considerably behind in beginning my journey to caring for the world in the way it deserves, but I’m trying my best.
‘There are still some products I can’t live without that are encased in plastic, but part of my mission is to find alternatives.
‘As a parent, I have a vision for the kind of world I want my children to grow up in and the Good Weigh will help to make that a reality.
‘This new venture will make it easier for you to join me by making some small steps to make a big difference to the environment and a community we can be proud of.
‘Zero waste shopping might seem like a bit of a faff, or time-consuming, but by making it simple, we can work together in creating a healthier planet.
Kate says that by choosing to shop some or all your everyday groceries at the Good Weigh you are casting a vote for the kind of world you wish to live in. We all want the world to be sustainable, cleaner and thriving for our children and future generations.
The good weigh mission is helping the local community to make a positive impact on the environment.
Kate is looking for local community support and a crowdfunding page went live last Tuesday and there has already been an overwhelming response, over £2,600 at the time of publishing – the business needs to get us to its £5k target.
HOW IT WORKS?
The Good Weigh store has a simple to use self-weighing system that allows you to bring along any container to fill up.
Reusing over recycling has to be a good thing, so bring along any container that you like; a mason jar, a jam jar, ice cream tub or lunchbox, if it can be weighed, it can be used!
If ever you forget to bring your containers, don’t fear, we have paper bags, so you simply skip to step 3 once you’ve filled your bag.
We will also have a selection of containers that you can start your zero-plastic journey with available to buy in the shop. If you’re on a learning curve and hoping to win at zero plastic shopping, just ask, we can show you the ropes.
STEP 1 – Weigh container
STEP 2 – Fill it
STEP 3 – Weigh
STEP 4 – Pay
STEP 5 – Leave with a spring in your step, knowing you’ve done good
CLICK & COLLECT
STEP 1 – Order online (min spend of £10)
STEP 2 – Drop your containers into store
STEP 3 – We fill
STEP 4 – Collect the following day
STEP 5 – Say cheerio and give yourself a pat on the back
Kate is Nottingham born and bred, is married to Gav and has two daughters Kitty and Nancy.
She worked as a PA for smaller, family-owned businesses and most recently for a multinational corporate as well as running a family-owned local produce restaurant.
Kate says that whilst all of it has been fun and rewarding, she’s now decided it’s time to leave the ratrace behind and to put her efforts into making a difference!