The founder of Bexley's first every zero waste market wishes to address "our throw-away culture" following the success of her first event last weekend.

Teresa Ewart hosted The Waste-Less Market CIC at The Exchange in Erith on Sunday, JUly 14, where eco-minded shoppers coule refill their mason jars as well as try new zero-waste products from local businesses.

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She told New Shopper that she became inspired to play her part following the recent media explosion of stories covering the ongoing climate crisis.

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"Like millions of people across Britain, I’ve watched the BBC's Blue Planet series, read news articles, and saw first-hand on a daily basis the extent of how bad our plastic waste situation has become in the past decade.

"There needs to be a change in our throw away culture, which has inspired me to set up The Waste-Less Market CIC, a community event for everyone to enjoy as we strive towards the goal of making a difference for our planet and future generations," she said.

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Extinction Rebellion were also on site.

According to Ms Ewart, The Waste-Less Market CIC is helping to "fight the war on plastic" and offers browsers a place for the community to come together on a journey of reducing our waste in the borough.

Speaking on the day, stall holder, Tina Hemmise said: "‘People are becoming aware of the single use problem.

"The Waste-Less Market is an ideal opportunity to address these real concerns.

"On my stall, I repurpose and reuse waste fabric, be they clothes, offcuts or damaged materials from various fabrics that would otherwise go to landfill.

"So important in our throwaway society."