Minimal Waste Retailer Reuzi Announces Plans To Open Foxrock Shop
Minimal waste online retailer Reuzi has announced its plans to open a 'real-life' shop in Foxrock, Dublin this day next week (26 August).
Owner Pat Kane said that the eco-friendly shop will stock all the items the online version carries reusable coffee cups, bamboo cutlery, water bottles and beeswax food wraps.
The new store will also offer customers refills on everything from deodorant, makeup and shampoo to washing up liquid and detergent.
To ensure the new shop "has a low carbon footprint" Kane said that she enlisted the help of family and friends to help her to fit out the shop with upcycled and recycled materials.
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she met and married Stephen Kane, a surfer from Monaghan while working in the Caribbean for an Irish business, and has been living in Ireland with her two children, Thomas and Conor, for eight years now.
She highlighted that it was when she became a mom for the first time she realised the amount of rubbish she was going through every day from plastic wraps and bottles to random boxes and the hundreds of nappies.
"If just two adults and a tiny baby can generate so much waste, imagine an office or a school? My initial reaction was to educate myself on recycling and composting," she said.
"Our end goal as a family is to replace everything that won’t be recycled or composted with reusable alternatives."
"It was because of this personal journey, I decided to create reuzi in 2018.”
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