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Waste A Weigh zero waste shop opens doors in Rothienorman

By Kirsty Brown

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A new zero waste shop has opened its doors in Rothienorman.

Waste A Weigh is the brainchild of local resident Jenni Clark, who felt inspired to do something that would make a difference as Scotland entered it's second lockdown just after Christmas.

The shop, situated on Rothienorman's Main Street, offers a selection of low and no waste products from a variety of small local businesses.

Amongst the businesses stocked at opening are Invercamey Dairy, Taylor Made Refills, Flamingo Fluff, Vegan Bay Bakery, Col's Baking Kits, Ola Oil and Bee's Wrapped.

Customers can also stock up on daily essentials including flour, pasta, rice, cereal, pulses, eggs, nut and spices, either by bringing along their own clean container or using the brown paper bags offered by Waste A Weigh.

Owner Jenni Clark said: "It's great to be open.

"I had the idea during the second lockdown, and there's been a lot of work going on behind the scenes to bring Waste A Weigh to life.

"It's been really important to me to work with local producers, especially just now it's great to be able to support other small businesses.

"I think people are more interested in knowing where they're food has come from now, and they like to know it's just come from down the road and be familiar with the people behind it.

"Of course it will take a little while to work out the best options, what's popular and when people want to shop, but it's great to be able to start welcoming customers."

Waste A Weigh is open from 9.30am-3pm Tuesday to Friday and 1.30-4pm on Saturdays.

For the most up to date information on opening hours and stock you can visit the Waste A Weigh Refillery and Zero Waste Shop Facebook page.

Waste A Weigh has opened under the enthusiasm of Jenni Clark. Picture: Kirsty Brown
Waste A Weigh has opened under the enthusiasm of Jenni Clark. Picture: Kirsty Brown

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