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Birkenhead Market 

Claughton Road

Wirral CH41 2YH

0151 539 4161

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Waste Not Want Not ©2019

Website by Emily Gleaves

As well as running the shop I get involved in community work and projects, here you will find updates on what i've been up to. The shop is just over a year old, I've received awards, media coverage and a lot of support form my customers.

Liverpool TV

9th August I appeared on Liverpool TV.

 

I took this opportunity to talk about some of the products and services that haven't had that much coverage such as the zero waste make up, Nut milk machine and my nationwide phone app called Zero Waste Collective that you can download here http://onelink.to/pqf9qq

I've received a lot of visitors off the back of the TV appearance along with my recent Radio 4 interview. I will upload the links when I get hold of them

Yorkshire Bank and Heart FM - Taking care of business award

 

5th July 2019 I recieved a phone call around 4:30pm. It was Vicky from Heart FM telling me I was the winner of the Yorkshire Bank taking care of business award I had WON £10,000!! I was speechless (I know hard to imagine)

 

It was announced in the Telegraph, Echo, the Journal, world news monitor, Chronicle and Manchester evening news.

Area manager Ian from Yorkshire Bank came down to the shop to present me with a cheque along with Heart FM drive time presenter Adam. 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/challenges/taking-care-of-business-winner-2019/

http://www.thejournal.co.uk/special-features/eco-competition-winner-yorkshire-bank-16615027

Homeless teen to business boss

 

The Mirror and the Liverpool Echo wrote an article on the business, this was mainly to do with me being based in the market and seeing how I have been managing to cope with the decline in foot fall. 

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/how-inspiring-single-mum-went-18205149

Yorkshire bank and Heart FM award shortlist

 

I was surprised by a phone call in June 2019 from Heart FM. I was told I had made the top 40 finalists of businesses across the North west for the Yorkshire Bank taking care of business award. It then got short listed to 10 then 5. I was in the top 5 and they wanted to do and interview. This was covered in the Telegraph, Mirror, Chronicle, Manchester evening news and the Echo. Each article contains slightly different content.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/challenges/emily-gleaves-waste-not-want-not/

 

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/special-features/incredible-way-local-homeless-woman-16524546

Echo enviromental awards

 

The Echo's Enviromental awards took place in May 2019. I was announced as a finalist and was overwhelmed when I was revealed as the WINNER for my catagory of Environmental Champion of the year 2019. It's a massive achievement having only been trading and working on my projects for under a year. There where 7 winners from the Wirral and we where all invited to afternoon tea with the new Mayor Tony Smith.

 

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/echo-environment-awards-2019-winners-16166885

Ecobrisks

 

Around September 2018 I started working with schools and running worshops in Birkenhead park to show people how to make Ecobricks. The idea came from the philipines where they would put non recyclable plastics into bottles and use them as bricks to build schools and houses. 

When enough had been made I worked alongside Involve North West and Jospeh Paxton school to make a tree from Ecobricks and empty plastic bottles. The mayor opened the tree in February 2018. The next part of the project will be to build a bench in the summer of 2019

https://wirralview.com/news/reducing-plastic-makes-wirral-fantastic

Green Party

 

The Green Party featured me in thier newsletter just after I opened.

School talks

 

This was the first school talk I did in July 2018 at Birkenehad High School Acadamy. The girls made me a thank you sign from milk bottle tops. They had an eco day which I was invited along too. They had painted tree stumps, made things from old CD's and lots of other creative things.

Where it all began

 

A brilliant article from the Wirral Globe before the shop was open. Look at the before pics, what a transformation!

https://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/16239763.mum-plans-to-open-wirrals-first-zero-waste-shop-in-birkenhead-market/