Support Refillabell, Watford’s first REFILL store

by Refillabell in Watford, England, United Kingdom

£2,500

£10,000 target 4 days left
25% 79 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 31st October 2020 at 10:35am

We aim to open a zerowaste REFILL store, sourcing sustainable products + non plastic packaging, making it easier to live a plastic free life

by Refillabell in Watford, England, United Kingdom

Who are the Refillabell Team?

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We are a dedicated team of three who are passionate about reducing the amount of plastic in our lives, on our planet and in our oceans.

We are...Sameer Kassam - pharmacy manager at Abell Chemist, whose brilliant idea literally ‘lit’ the fire in the first place. Vishal Jain - a ‘Bushey Dad to be’ who has had first hand experience of running a zero waste business. Jane Hopkins - an Oxhey gardener and allotment holder who has, 'seen the light’. It’s not about recycling, it’s about not using plastic in the first place!

What is the problem?

Plastic is the problem-with only 9% of all plastic EVER produced being recycled(UN Environment),our lives, oceans and landfills are full of  plastic. Most consumer products are wrapped, packaged or contained in single use plastic, and this is not a sustainable situation. 

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What do we want to do?

Our vision is to provide a friendly and local shopping experience that is fun, at the same time as helping out the planet. You will be able to bring your own containers into the shop, and fill them up with as much or as little as you need, bypassing the plastic packaging dilemma!

We aim to sell produce that is high quality, ethically produced and from sustainable sources, including organic and British produce. We also aim to ensure a sustainable supply chain throughout the process. Products include pasta, grains, seeds, baking  ingredients, dried fruits, nuts, savoury snacks and some sweets! We also intend to sell oils and vinegars. Our household cleaning products will be in large plastic drums, but by using a ‘loop system ’, the manufacturers will collect the old containers and refill them, returning them to us for you to use.


How we would like to spend any money that you donate...

Product Containers

We want to display and dispense our products using gravity bins (fixed to the wall), and scoop bins, (on a shelf). They keep food fresh and hygienic. However they retail at £50-£80 per container. We will need at least 60 of various sizes. If you do the maths, we are looking at nearly £5000 for bins.

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Peanut Butter Machine 

We would love to make our own nut butters - especially peanut butter. Imagine being able to make your own jar of fresh peanut butter to take home and spread on toast for breakfast. Fantastic! But here’s the rub - peanut butter machines are very expensive! We are looking at almost £3000 for the model that we would like to purchase, made in Australia but supplied from France!

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Coffee Grinder 

Continuing on the breakfast theme, we would also like to grind fresh coffee from beans, and we need to purchase a good quality coffee grinder for this purpose.

Oven for Baking

We would love to be able to do some baking in our shop - after all we would have all of the dry ingredients at hand. Imagine walking into Refillabell as a batch of cookies or scones are cooling on the rack. Yummy!

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Fridge for keeping perishable items
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Having a fridge would allow us to store milk for a cup of tea, but also in the future to have the flexibility to stock perishable items, such as tofu or hummus.

So you can see, we have an endless number of items that we would like to buy, in order to bring you the unique shopping experience, that is REFILLABELL!  

Our overall aim is to make it easier for you to do your everyday shopping - without the plastic! 

With 79% of all plastic ever made ending up in the natural environment, it's time to act. (Source: UN Environment)

               Help us to help you!         Support Refillabell

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

£20 reward. Name on poster + liquid refills (x3)

Your name will be inscribed upon our Supporters' Poster to be displayed in the shop. You will also be able to choose x3 liquid refills of household cleaning agents (up to 150grams each) such as shampoo, washing up liquid and laundry liquid. Bring your own containers! You will need to come into the shop to claim your reward.

£5 or more

£5 Name on Supporters' Poster

Your name will be inscribed upon our Supporters' Poster, which will be displayed in our store.

£10 or more

£10 Name on Supporters' Poster + snack of choice

Your name will appear on our Supporters' Poster, to be displayed in the shop, and you can choose a free snack of up to 100grams (a small bag), when you come into the store. Please bring your own container.

£30 or more

£30 Name on poster + 5% off + 3 snacks/refill

Your name will be inscribed upon our Supporters' Poster to be displayed in the shop. You will also receive 5% off your first shop, and a combination of x3 free snacks (of your choice up to 100gram - a small bag full) or x3 liquid refills of household products (up to 150grams each). Please bring your own containers, and come into the store to claim your reward.

£40 or more

£40 Name on poster+10% off +3 snacks + toilet roll

Your name will be inscribed upon our Supporters' Poster to be displayed in the shop. You will receive 10% off your first shop, PLUS a toilet roll, and a combination of x 3 free snacks of your choice (up to 100gram - a small bag full) or x 3 liquid refills of household products (up to 150grams each). Please bring your own containers, and come into the store to claim your reward.

£50 or more

£50 Name on poster +15% discount +3 refills/snacks

Your name will be inscribed upon our Supporters' Poster to be displayed in the shop. You will receive 15% discount off your first shop, plus a combination of x 3 refills of your choice of household liquids (up to 150 grams each of shampoo, laundry liquid, washing up liquid, etc ) or snacks up to100grams each (a small bag). Please bring your own containers when you come into the store to claim your reward.

£75 or more

£75 Name on poster+20%off +tote bag+4refills/snack

Your name will be inscribed upon our Supporters' Poster to be displayed in the shop. You will receive 20% discount off your first shop, plus a unique locally made bag to put your shopping in. Plus a combination of x 4 snacks (up to 100grams each), or liquid refills of household products (up to 150grams each). Please bring your own containers when you come into the store to claim your reward.

£100 or more

£100 Private tour + 20% off + make nut butter +bag

Your name will be inscribed upon our Supporters' Poster to be displayed in the shop. You will receive a private shop tour, with 20% off your first shop. You will be able to make your own 250g of nut butter, and receive a unique locally made bag to take your shopping home in. Please come to the shop in person to claim your reward, and bring your own containers. Peanut butter making will be available as soon as the machine is purchased.

£250 or more

£250 Tour+25%off+nutbutter+bag+refills+gravity bin

Your name will be inscribed upon our Supporters' Poster to be displayed in the shop. You will receive a private tour for 2 persons, plus 25% off your first shop, and 5 refills of dried goods of your choice (up to 250grams each). Make your own nut butter (300gms) and receive a unique locally made shopping bag. Sponsor a gravity bin, and choose what goes in it! Please bring your own containers, and come into the store to claim your reward

£500 or more

£500 Tour+25%off+nutbutter+bag+refills+gravity bin

Your name will be inscribed upon our Supporters' Poster to be displayed in the shop. You will receive a private tour for 4, 25% off your first shop, and 5 refills of dried goods of your choice (up to 250grams each). Make your own nut butter (300gms) and receive a unique locally made shopping bag. Sponsor two gravity bins, and choose the contents. Please bring your own containers into the store when you come to claim your reward.

Let's make 'Support Refillabell, Watford’s first REFILL store' happen

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