Ilkley's Waste Not store opens in July


Following its incredible success in Burley in Wharfedale, Waste Not minimal waste shop is now opening a second store on Wells Road in Ilkley on 4 July. The new shop will provide accessible, ethical and sustainable alternatives to every day shopping needs, specialist foods, treats and beautiful gift ideas.

Waste Not owner, Charlotte Hawkins, has spent the last few years finding the best and truly ethical alternatives; from bamboo clothes pegs and cotton buds to beauty and cleaning products that are biodegradable, vegan, cruelty free, palm oil free, sulphate free and free of every other horrid substance and process.

In additional to the large selection of ‘help yourself’ dry foods that include specialist as well as day to day flours, herbs, spices, beans, pulses, coffees and teas, granola’s, nuts & dried fruit & vegan sweets (to name just a few).

Charlotte Hawkins said:

‘I want to make waste reduction accessible to all. Any changes no matter how small all add up to making a difference, and I don’t want there to be any barriers to this. If people don’t have time to make their own cleaning products, I want to be able to offer alternatives, that may not entirely eradicate plastic use, but drastically reduce it.

Everyone has different commitments in their life and budget constraints, but if everyone does all they can personally manage then we are moving in the right direction.

I am really excited to be opening in Ilkley. I want to do as much as I can in the local community and beyond to encourage waste reduction.