New Zero-Waste shop to open in Herne Hill

Herne Hill’s first zero-waste shop opens its doors to the public

-        Jarr Market will welcome its first customers on 13th July

-        The shop, on Half Moon Lane, will shun single-use packaging to reduce waste

London, July 2019: Herne Hill will this week welcome its first zero-waste shop. Founded by Londoner, Jessica Rimoch, Jarr Market will begin trading at 19a Half Moon Lane from 10am on Saturday (13th July). The shop will sell a wide range of consumer goods and groceries free from packaging in a bid to reduce local shoppers’ environmental impact and benefit the community as a whole. An invitation to the community is extended to attend the opening on the 13th of July.

Customers are invited to bring their own containers or purchase them directly from Jarr. Goods will be priced according to weight, ensuring shoppers can buy as much or as little as they need when visiting. Reusable coffee cups and water bottles will also be on sale, to help those attempting to live a sustainable lifestyle. This emphasis on sustainability extends to sourcing local and organic products where possible.

Jarr also has plans to host events, workshops and pop-ups which will focus around learning to live a more sustainable life, introducing new zero-waste products and encourage transparency through ‘meet-the-maker’ talks.

The shop will be open Tuesday to Friday (10 am – 6 pm), Saturday (10 am to 5 pm) and Sunday (11 am to 4 pm).

Announcing the opening of Jarr, founder Jessica Rimoch said: “I’ve always been committed to reducing my environmental impact. Despite this, I’ve found it hard to find alternatives to local supermarkets which use a huge amount of packaging and single-use plastics. Through opening Jarr Market, I’m taking matters into my own hands. I’m so excited to be opening up in this vibrant community, and look forward to helping others who want to live a sustainable lifestyle.”

More information can be found at jarrmarket.co.uk and on social media @jarrmarket

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