There are some great Irish businesses championing a greener lifestyle and one, reuzi, is making the leap from online retailer to real-life shop.
The minimal waste online shop is about to open a bricks and mortar store in Foxrock, Dublin. The shop has been fitted out using upcycled and recycled materials and wonder Pat Kane enlisted the help of friends and family to ensure the shop kept a low carbon footprint. Originally from Brazil Pat is a mum of two and becoming a parent made her realise the amount of waste and rubbish they family was using every day.
She says, “My initial reaction was to educate myself on recycling and composting. 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.”
The online shop has been a huge success, with bestsellers including reusable coffee cups, bamboo cutlery and beeswax food wraps. The Foxrock shop has over 350 products and will also be a centre of education. Pat will also be running a full calendar of workshops on topics such as recycling, eco-living and making your kitchen more sustainable.
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Who likes clingfilm anyway? . We’ve all been there, trying to unstick it when it’s all rolled on itself... Not to mention throwing it ‘away’ every single time we are done with it: so frustrating, so wasteful! . Here’s our go-to alternative: beeswax food wraps . It might sound a bit hippy and all, but not only are these wraps biodegrado, they are also reusable! 朗 . The pack pictured here contains one sandwich wrap (button and string close included to make your life easier 邏) and one medium wrap - basically, a life-saver for back-to-school days! . Oh! Vegan food wraps are also available . For more info on these beauties, check out www.reuzi.ie today . •• follow us @reuzi.ie •• . #reuzi #sustainablelivingmadesimple #beeswaxwraps #bee #beeswax #reusablefoodwraps #backtoschool #lunchbox #biodegradable #sustainability #sustainableliving #choosewisely #reusereducerecycle #reuse #soywax #vegan #veganfoodwraps #saynotoplastic #saynotosingleuseplastic #nomoresingleuseplastic #plasticfree #ecofriendly #fallinlovewithsustainability www.reuzi.ie
Pat says, “I want to get to know people in the local community and to find out more about their own ways to create a positive impact and share our knowledge to become more eco-friendly together.”
For more info and dates for workshops on events follow Reuzi on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
reuzi, 1a Brighton Road, Foxrock, Dublin 18; Reuzi.ie