A new zero waste refill store is opening on Tuesday 8th June 2021 in Oakengates Telford.

Based on the top floor of Oakengates Indoor Mall, Turtley Eco will be opening its doors for the first time after months of hard work by owner Zoe.

Early this year, Zoe decided to take the plunge and start offering a small number of local deliveries for refill cleaning products, in order to help reduce plastic waste in her local community. Her passion for protecting the environment started with buying a few glass bottles in March, and has now led her to opening her first shop this June. Crowd funding, customers, friends and family support have all had an important part to play in her business venture and she is looking forward to welcoming her first customers through the door.

All hands on deck with friends and family supporting the setup of Turtley Eco’s first ever refill store.

How does it work?

The shop located in Oakengates’ popular indoor mall will offer a range of dry food products and cleaning liquids as well as a select number of reusable household items and gifts. Thankfully Oakengates indoor mall also has a lift in place, so when you end up buying more than you thought, you won’t need to struggle with the stairs!

For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of using a refill store before, you just bring along your own containers which will get weighed, filled and re-weighed, so no need to pay for any packaging like you would with pre-packaged goods. Many of the products stocked will also be organic and Zoe is aiming to have a range of gluten free options available.

As with all refill shops, although allergens are labelled accordingly and separate scoops used for individual products, if you have any allergens it is best to speak to the owner when you arrive, so you can be advised accordingly.

Initially food will be handled/weighed by Zoe due to the current pandemic, but eventually customers will be able to fill their containers themselves, which is all part of the experience.

If you are local to Oakengates, please show your support of this new plastic free business and pop along on opening week. It is great to see another refill business in Telford, helping support residents with plastic free and packaging free food shopping options.

Click here for contact details, address and social media links for Turtley Eco.

Caroline Talbot
Author: Caroline Talbot