New Harrogate shop may be town's greenest store

What could be Harrogate's greenest shop is to open soon near the town centre with a mission to rid food of plastic packaging.

Friday, 15th November 2019, 9:47 am
Updated Friday, 15th November 2019, 9:49 am
The signs on Bower Road announcing the new Harrogate road.

The environmentally-friendly new store is called Jarfull and will be located on Bower Road.

It must be emphasised, the new shop, situated next door to the Golden Star restaurant near the One Arch at Station Parade, is primarily an online store with pop-up events in physical form.

Founded by Harrogate recycling enthusiast Rebecca Lodge, Jarfull isn't open yet but its window is festooned with big handwritten signs saying:

"Coming soon - Jarfull"

"Sustainable" "Reusable" "Plastic free"

"See you soon"

General election - Is Harrogate just a three-horse race race?The mission statement on the Facebook page Jarfull.uk says "we're on a mission to rid food of plastic packaging."

As a result, customers have to use your own containers.

In terms of products, it will refillable loose foods stock rice, nuts, dried fruit, cereals, lentils and popcorn to name a few without the usual single-use plastic packaging.

Plus soap bars, bamboo toothbrushes, natural toothpaste, shampoo bars, reusable coffee cups, reusable straws and natural deodorant.

It also offers a range of items to reduce waster at home or on your travels.