Bromsgrove vegan launches zero waste shop

Photo show: Charlie Green of GJS Dillon, Emily Attwell owner of Nature’s Intention, Andrew Lewis of GJS Dillon, outside Nature's Intention in Bromsgrove.
Nature’s intended

Bromsgrove has its first zero waste and vegan shop.

22-year-old Emily Attwell has opened Nature’s Intention at 2 – 4 High Street, Bromsgrove.

The new shop sells vegan-friendly dried foods, including chocolates, beans and fruits, as well as eco-friendly supplies like sanitary products and bamboo toothbrushes.

Emily Attwell said: “I decided to go vegan after I thought about the environmental impact of what I was eating. Everything I was buying was in plastic. I tried to find a zero waste store near me and I couldn’t find anywhere, so I thought I’d just do it myself.”

To fulfil its mission of creating ‘zero waste’, Nature’s Intention sells only re-usable bags and jars.  “We’re urging all our customers to reuse what they can,” continued Emily, who previously worked for a food packing business. “The store has loads of glass jars for purchase, but we also encourage customers to bring their own containers too.  We won’t have anything plastic.

“The shop has been getting busier and busier since we opened.  All the food is popular, but the zero waste swaps such as bamboo toothbrushes and wraps (an alternative to cling film) are the best sellers.”

Worcestershire commercial property consultancy and Chartered Surveyors GJS Dillon helped Emily secure the shop and she has taken a three year lease on the 577 sq ft ground floor shop unit.

GJS Dillon which has a Bromsgrove office, let the shop unit to Emily on behalf of a private landlord.