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“We see ourselves as a recycling business as opposed to a clothing business” – Leeds vintage retailer expands into new premises

“We see ourselves as a recycling business as opposed to a clothing business” – Leeds vintage retailer expands into new premises

By Jamie Heron Queues gathered on Call Lane in Leeds city centre for the official opening of the new five-storey Blue Rinse vintage store this week. The shop has expanded across the road from its original store, which still remains open. Vintage clothing is seen to have massive environmental benefits due to re-using clothing products which would otherwise end up […]

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“Zero-Waste” businesses on the up in Leeds

“Zero-Waste” businesses on the up in Leeds

By Zoe Peck In a promising trend, more Leeds business owners than ever are applying measures that aim to reduce their food and plastic waste to zero, with one store seeing its customer numbers double in a year. This includes Ecotopia in Central Arcade, offering food and eco-friendly cosmetics without the option of single-use plastic bags. Customers are encouraged to […]

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Leeds city centre introduces new recycling bins as part of #LeedsByExample campaign

Leeds city centre introduces new recycling bins as part of #LeedsByExample campaign

By Hannah Riordan Organisers behind the latest recycling bins in Leeds city centre say they hope they will help people to understand more about what they can and can’t recycle. The new recycling bins have been placed in various locations around the city centre as part of a larger campaign, aptly named Leeds By Example. The campaign was originally set-up […]

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Eco-friendly stores on the increase in Leeds in bid to reduce waste

Eco-friendly stores on the increase in Leeds in bid to reduce waste

By Victoria Harris In the last year, Leeds has seen an increase in zero waste strategies across the city centre. EcoTopia and The Jar Tree are both plastic free and zero waste stores that operate in the heart of the city.  EcoTopia focuses on providing an affordable, yet environmentally friendly service by using a weigh-and-pay scheme. Shoppers are able to […]

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New charity shop giving new lease of life to disadvantaged people as well as household goods

New charity shop giving new lease of life to disadvantaged people as well as household goods

By Anna Riley DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE in Leeds will benefit from the opening of a new recycled waste charity shop in Kirkstall which aims to combat today’s “throw-away society”. Revive, a shop that recycles good quality household items, opens in the New Year after winning a bid to run a store at the Kirkstall recycling site, near Cardigan Fields. The shop […]

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