Rugby Unwrapped shows local MP Mark Pawsey how shoppers can reduce plastic waste

One of Rugby’s new businesses has shown local MP Mark Pawsey how they are enabling people to reduce their use of plastic at Rugby Unwrapped.

The shop on Church Street is Rugby’s first high street zero waste shop, selling a selection of food and cleaning materials in an environmentally friendly way. Mark wanted to find out more about how Rugby Unwrapped can help local residents reduce their plastic waste and the type of products which owners Clair Saxton & Sharon Lee sell.

Rugby Unwrapped is part of a growing number of zero waste businesses, which have been gaining in popularity with the increased awareness of the damage that plastic waste is causing to the environment. Rugby Unwrapped offers a number of staple dried foods, such as rice, pasta and cereals as well as spices from local trader Spicy Joe & preserves from Springfield Farm. Rugby Unwrapped also sells environmentally friendly cleaning products.

During his visit, Mark was shown how customers can bring any kind of container they have to buy just the right quantity they need. Their till system uses scales to measure the quantities of product and ensures that customers only pay for exactly what they are buying.  

After meeting with Clair Saxton, Mark commented:

“Protecting our environment is absolutely vital for future generations, and it is clear that as a society we need to modify our behaviour to reduce plastic waste where we can; and recycle where we cannot. Clair and Sharon are providing a convenient way for local residents to be able to do that in the heart of Rugby’s town centre and Rugby Unwrapped is another great reason to shop locally.”

Mark continued:

“As Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Packaging Manufacturing Industry, and someone who ran a business supplying packaging materials, I know about the valuable role which packaging plays in protecting and transporting food. What I was interested to learn from Clair is how her new business is offering customers in Rugby an even greater choice in how they shop.”

One of Rugby’s new businesses has shown local MP Mark Pawsey how they are enabling people to reduce their use of plastic at Rugby Unwrapped.

The shop on Church Street is Rugby’s first high street zero waste shop, selling a selection of food and cleaning materials in an environmentally friendly way. Mark wanted to find out more about how Rugby Unwrapped can help local residents reduce their plastic waste and the type of products which owners Clair Saxton & Sharon Lee sell.

Rugby Unwrapped is part of a growing number of zero waste businesses, which have been gaining in popularity with the increased awareness of the damage that plastic waste is causing to the environment. Rugby Unwrapped offers a number of staple dried foods, such as rice, pasta and cereals as well as spices from local trader Spicy Joe & preserves from Springfield Farm. Rugby Unwrapped also sells environmentally friendly cleaning products.

During his visit, Mark was shown how customers can bring any kind of container they have to buy just the right quantity they need. Their till system uses scales to measure the quantities of product and ensures that customers only pay for exactly what they are buying.  

After meeting with Clair Saxton, Mark commented:

“Protecting our environment is absolutely vital for future generations, and it is clear that as a society we need to modify our behaviour to reduce plastic waste where we can; and recycle where we cannot. Clair and Sharon are providing a convenient way for local residents to be able to do that in the heart of Rugby’s town centre and Rugby Unwrapped is another great reason to shop locally.”

Mark continued:

“As Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Packaging Manufacturing Industry, and someone who ran a business supplying packaging materials, I know about the valuable role which packaging plays in protecting and transporting food. What I was interested to learn from Clair is how her new business is offering customers in Rugby an even greater choice in how they shop.”