Crowdfunding appeal as terms agreed for Lincoln Eco Pantry

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A woman passionate about the environment is appealing for donations after terms were agreed for her new Lincoln Eco Pantry.

As previously reported, Johann Bridges was originally looking at a unit on Silver Street for a shop that would aim to make cutting down on plastics easier for people to achieve.

Heads of terms have now been agreed for a unit on the High Street formerly occupied by London Camera Exchange. The camera shop pulled down its shutters for the last time in February after a decade.

Johann explained she is working to a small budget, but has set up a crowdfunder to take the shop to its full potential – click here to donate.

Shutters are down at the high street store.

It is now in the hands of solicitors and Johann must now wait for the landlord to return from holiday to complete on her new venture.

Johann Bridges is planning to open a zero waste/plastic free shop in Lincoln.

People will be able to drop off certain un-recyclables which will be used for an art project in the store or sent to suitable plans to be recycled.

People will be able to drop off certain un-recyclables.

The funds would help her have a bigger variety of stock and invest in specialised shop fittings to better preserve and dispense the dry goods on offer.

Rewards for donations include a spot on the store’s Wall of Thanks, a reusable straw set and zero-waste goodie bags.

An assortment of products Johann plans to sell – loose dry goods, soap, shampoo bars and a bamboo toothbrush.

Johann told The Lincolnite: “The funds will help with extra stock and features such as a peanut butter machine, a nutramilk machine, fridge etc, for the shop.

“I am having to spend a lot more on the shop set up than I’d hoped. If I have to open with the basics I will but I wanted people to get as much as they can in one place rather than having to search around.

“I am extremely nervous but so excited about this. I really want to give the people of Lincoln a feasible way to make their households zero-waste. This venture is not going to make me rich, that’s not what it’s about. It’s about helping rescue this fragile planet that we all take for granted.”

Johann has also recently bought a lot of furniture which is going to be upcycled for display units in the shop.