I opened The Dispensary in November 2019, in my home town of Walkden in Salford. My mission was and still is to make zero waste accesible to a wider range of people.
Trying to ensure that prices are as low as possible whilst also maintaining ethical integrity. I truly believe
that anybody can make small changes to their daily routine without spending a penny.
When I first got the keys to the shop!
I have been a vegan for 5 years and this is what inspired me to start to learn more about living a more sustainable life. Zero Waste is a journey, it can seem quite overwhelming so I would recommend people focus on one area of the home. I started my journey in the bathroom and things just seemed to fall into place from there. Reducing food packaging was definitely the toughest part of the challenge so far. It takes a lot of thought and planning and it certainly isnt the convient option but after a few weeks it becomes a routine and it is so satisfying to see your black bin with so little inside!
We are a family of four living in Salford who have a four year old and a six year old boy, we are by no means doing zero waste perfectly, but we want to offer a friendly and non judgemental service to help people get started.
We hope that we can help you on your journey towards achieving a more sustainable life.
Ed with Denzil & Reggie