KIDS TO OPEN #ZEROWASTE POP UP SHOP IN EAST LONDON
A group of entrepreneurial West London children are going to open a #zerowaste pop up in Hackney, East London this June 2017 to inspire Londoners to aim to live a #zerowaste lifestyle.
The #zerowaste concept is the philosophy that we can all dramatically reduce the amount of rubbish we create on a daily basis and to live in a society where resources are valued and nothing is wasted.
The group of youngsters (who go by the collective name Bubble & Squeak) won a competition to have a month’s free rent in a pop up shop space from Fount London.
Bubble & Squeak member Kasey (aged 9) “We want adults and children alike to come and be inspired through the eyes of us… children!”
The shop will sell the children’s wonky fruit and veg artwork and homewares, as well as some great surplus food brands such as Rubies in the Rubble, Dash Water, Fruit Magpie, Snact fruit jerky and Spare Fruit Crisps.
Also available will be beautifully upcycled kids dungarees in retro fabrics from Erin & Arthur and more!
This unique idea will turn the space into a hub for East London to be the change they want to see in the world, sparking conversations and showcasing our children’s entrepreneurial spirit and kid magic.
With arguably the topic of environmental change mainly ignored in the upcoming general election and with Londoners being told their plastic water bottle consumption is out of control the time is now to make a noise about the environment.
The shop will be staffed by adult volunteers with all profits will go back into the Bubble & Squeak social enterprise, supporting our grass root work of reducing food waste.
Find them near London Fields at Fount London, Arches 358-360, Westgate Street, London E8 3RN from the 1st June to the 2nd July. Tuesday – Friday 10.00 – 6.00, Sat / Sun 10.00 – 5.00.
Bubble & Squeak is an award winning kids ran social enterprise based in East Acton. They collect surplus food from shops and markets and redistribute to the local East Acton community on a pay as you feel basis.
Launching their first stall in February 2017 they have been featured on Time Out Online (with 87,000 + views), won Business Launchpad’s Eco Business Award 2017 and ran a successful crowdfunding campaign raising £5,564.
Helping the children with the project are adult coordinators Elly Harrington and Lydia Gandaa.
For more information contact Elly Harrington at firstname.lastname@example.org / 07515946486, or Lydia Gandaa 02087437629 at Old Oak Primary School.