A LOCAL minimal waste shop, Waste Not, in Burley-in-Wharfedale, has now been open for a year.

Waste Not offers customers packaging free food and cleaning product refills into their own containers, alongside a wide range of every day alternatives to help them lead a minimal waste lifestyle.

Founder Charlotte Hawkins was compelled to open after having two children and realising how much waste a small family can produce.

To celebrate, there will be a minimal waste market in the car park of The Grange in Station Road, Burley-in-Wharfedale, on Sunday, June 23 from 11am until 2pm.

There will be lots of stalls selling their products and produce packaging and plastic free, including bread, Indonesian street food (vegan), homemade soap, recycled silver jewellery and vintage homeware.

Plastic Free Burley will also launch at the market. This is a group of locals, community groups, schools and nurseries that are working together with the aim to achieve Plastic Free Community status for the village.

There will also be their first community litter pick on Sunday, June 23 following the village duck race. Anyone who would like to help can meet at the river following the duck race at 2.30pm, or at the Village Green (by the fountain) at 3pm.

All equipment is provided. For information, email plasticfreeburley@gmail.com.