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The Wasteless Pantry Bassendean

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by Marisa Quinn-Haisu (subscribe)
My name is Marisa. I am a fiction writer, a blogger, and a freelance journalist.
Published August 2nd 2019
Help save the planet by shopping at the Wasteless Pantry
The Wasteless Pantry Bassendean
There's so much to choose from at The Wasteless Pantry

The Wasteless Pantry Bassendean is an eco-friendly store devoted to helping people reduce plastic waste and the amount of rubbish that ends up in their bins by encouraging them to reuse old containers and to purchase only what they need.

The Wasteless Pantry Bassendean
The Wasteless Pantry will change the way you do your shopping

The Wasteless Pantry is located at shop 15, Hawaiian's Bassendean Shopping Centre, 2 West Rd, in Bassendean. It opened in September 2018. It is open Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 6pm, Saturdays from 9am to 5pm, Sundays from 11am to 5pm and it is closed on Public Holidays and Easter Sunday.

The Wasteless Pantry Bassendean
Come and see their big selection of spices, powders, stocks, gravy, tea, drinking chocolate and more.

The Wasteless Pantry Bassendean is part of a growing franchise of eco-friendly stores devoted to reducing plastic waste.

The Wasteless Pantry Bassendean
There is a wide range of chocolates and sweets

The Wasteless Pantry sells a huge range of bulk groceries, cleaning products, personal hygiene products, reusable containers and eco-friendly and zero waste products. How it works is you can bring your own container to the store from home or you could select a free glass container available in the store. The free containers are donated to the shop, washed, stripped of all labels and kept in a basket at the front of the store.

The Wasteless Pantry Bassendean
Instead of buying a new bottle of cooking oil why not re-fill the bottle at the Wasteless Pantry?

The idea is to weigh your container on a set of scales in the store and then write the weight on it on some tape. Once you've done that, you can go shopping. After you've filled your container, the next step is to go to the checkout, where they will weigh it again and then calculate the total minus the weight of the container. It's a simple process.

The Wasteless Pantry Bassendean
Baking a cake? Why not get some self-raising flour at the Wasteless Pantry?

The Wasteless Pantry is a great place to do your grocery shopping. They have a huge range of dry and liquid foods to choose from. The walls are lined with jars and dispensers filled with things like pasta, rice, cereal and confectionery and there is a section with different kinds of stock, gravy, sugars, baking ingredients, cooking oils and much more. In addition to groceries, they also sell shampoo, conditioner, dishwashing liquid and other cleaning supplies.

The Wasteless Pantry Bassendean
Bring a reusable container from home or pick one up in store and purchase some cleaning supplies

I shop at the Wasteless Pantry on a regular basis to pick up all sorts of things like spaghetti, rice, soy chips, coconut rough, shampoo, conditioner and cooking oil. We shop there so often we've started to keep a collection of glass jars and containers in the boot of our car, so we can bring our own into the store instead of having to pick up a donated jar each time.

The Wasteless Pantry Bassendean
Purchase eco-friendly products like wooden utensils, metal lunch boxes, reusable shopping bags, fabric dishcloths and more

The Wasteless Pantry doesn't just sell groceries and cleaning products. They also have a big selection of eco-friendly and waste-free products. They have shampoo designed like bricks of soap, fabric bowl covers, beeswax wraps, wooden cutlery, re-useable shopping bags, fabric dishcloths, metal lunch boxes, metal straws, metal bottles with pump dispensers and personal hygiene products like menstrual cups and reusable menstrual cloth pads.

The Wasteless Pantry Bassendean
Weigh your container on a set of scales and then write the weight down on some tape

I find these sorts of products really interesting. It's encouraging to see some of the things that people are coming up with to help fight climate change. Shopping at the Wasteless Pantry over the past couple of months has encouraged me to pick up some fabric dishcloths, metal straws, beeswax wraps, wooden cutlery, and three metal bottles with pump dispensers to use at home for shampoo, conditioner and dishwashing liquid. I actually find it fun buying stuff to help the environment and reduce plastic waste now. How weird is that?

The Wasteless Pantry Bassendean
Fill up your container with the product you need and then take it to the counter for purchase.

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Why? The Wasteless Pantry Bassendean encourages people to reduce the amount of plastic waste and disposable packaging that ends up in landfills by using re-useable containers to purchase groceries and cleaning products in.
When: Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm, Saturdays from 9am to 5pm, Sundays from 11am to 5pm and closed on Public Holidays and Easter Sunday.
Phone: (08) 6468 7757
Where: Shop 15, Hawaiian’s Bassendean Shopping Centre, 2 West Road, Bassendean WA 6054
Your Comment
This sounds like a fabulous idea. I like that they provide free containers, because it might put some people off, having to carry lots of containers to the shop.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12626) 534 days ago
It would be good to see a lot more of this type of supply. There is way too much plastic packaging in our shops these days and this is a sensible and historic way to deal with the problem.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|8057) 514 days ago
I Love this shop !
by sooz3 (score: 0|4) 533 days ago
We have one in Halls Head, The Glass Jar. You can even donate your empty glass jars for others to use.
Good work girls!
by kerry (score: 0|2) 532 days ago
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