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92,760

pieces of plastic have been saved from entering the waste system

Fulfilled Plastic-Free Shopping

 

Nestled in the picturesque town of Ramsbottom, Fulfilled is a pioneering shop that is leading the way in creating a ‘single use plastic’ free town.

Fulfilled is the brain child of Abbie Sellers

Abbie is a person on a mission to inspire and educate others to reduce their plastic waste footprint through sustainable shopping habits. Abbie has a background in conservation charity work, so has first-hand experience on the destructive effects of plastic pollution on ecosystems.

Abbie says “the problem of plastic pollution was on my mind a lot, and I wanted to do something that would make a positive impact”.

She opened Fulfilled on the 1st September 2018 and has already inspired customers to make both simple and radical changes when it comes to packaging. Abbie explains that many customers “don’t realise the scale of the issue and their own impact. For example, women choosing reusable sanitary products can save around 5000 disposable products from being used in just half their life time”.

 

THE BENEFITS

Since opening Fulfilled, Abbie has kept track of the amount of plastic customers have saved by not buying into disposable packaging, and rather investing in sustainable long-term replacements – such as reusable coffee cups and metal straws. She has calculated that a whopping 92,760 pieces of plastic have been saved from entering the waste system – and this is just since 1st September last year!

 

 

PLASTIC FREE RAMSBOTTOM

That’s not all, she is also part of a campaign group made of residents and businesses called Plastic-Free Ramsbottom, created by councillor Kevin Thomas. They are working with Surfers against Sewage to gain accreditation by meeting different targets around reducing single use plastic. If they achieve their aims, Ramsbottom would be the first town in the North West to hold the prestigious title of Single Use Plastic-Free Town. Plans to work with a number of local community groups and businesses in 2019 are already in place to build momentum for the campaign.

“Becoming a ‘single use plastic-free’ town can only be achieved if we work together. Ramsbottom is a perfect example of this and how we can make a huge difference and inspire others to follow” says Abbie.

CONTACT

Address – 8 Silver St, Ramsbottom, Bury BL0 9BJ

Website – www.fulfilledshop.co.uk/
Twitter – @FulfilledShop
Facebook – FulfilledShop

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SEE HOW YOU COULD HELP

On this site you’ll find lots of information, advice and guidance to help you reduce the amount of single-use plastics you use. We want to help you make the right choices – whether that’s choosing to remove some products, choosing a re-usable alternative or switching to easily recyclable or compostable items. We’ll soon be launching our single-use plastic audit which will help your business to understand its current usage of single-use plastic (and disposables more generally) and identify where changes can be made. The first step is to sign our pledge and commit to take action to reduce avoidable single-use plastics across Greater Manchester. By making a commitment today you can help to make Greater Manchester one of the greenest UK city regions. Once you’ve signed we’ll be in touch with further support and information.

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