My name is Kallum and I am the owner/founder of The Eco Shed situated within Hulls newly renovated Trinity Indoor Market. The Eco Shed was created thanks to my upbringing on caring for the environment as I come from a fishing heritage background like most people within Hull. My father has always taught me to care for the planet and its oceans which is something that I have obviously carried into my adult life. March 2018 I started to discover Zero Waste shops and I loved the idea of them however nothing was offered like this within Hull, so there my mission had started. I had a small budget so I knew I couldn't open a Zero Waste shop per say, so instead I wanted to offer everything other than Food and with this I discovered an array of small businesses around the country which is amazing as we now support small businesses by being one! We like to see this as one of our biggest quirks and we love it.
We also visit an array of schools, groups and businesses with our presentation of The Eco Talk. This presentation is unlike any others as we stay away from figures and statistics and create a casual discussion with the outcome of increasing peoples knowledge on caring for the environment. Either that you're Novice or Expert, you will always leave learning something new.
We are wanting to now offer and expand into a Zero Waste shop. Offering an array of grains, nuts, pulses, dry goods and more whilst still offering our current range of products. It is paramount that we help our planet so as Single Use Plastics & shopping more ethically come hand, in hand; this has made us now want to offer the people of Hull the store they have being asking for.
The Store will still remain within Trinity Market and still within our current stall (Yes, it will be a squeeze) as we love the current location and apparently so do you. We will also be opening late Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays with Sunday being an additional day of trading too.
What will your Donations purchase?
Here is a list of what the main items that we will be needing to become a Zero Waste Shop:
- Gravity Bins
- Scoop Dispensers
- Fitting out (Shelves, Sink etc)
Plus the little bits & bobs such as labels and more...
Here is an idea of the inspiration of the new stalls look
Thankyou! Even if you haven't being able to help us, thankyou for taking the time to read about our project!