STEP ONE: Is to register with Duck Pond Market, Please have a read through our Ethos and the Makers & Traders pages of the market website which hold all the information you require about the Brand.
Once you have done that, if you feel you fit the Duck Pond brand and wish to apply, please send through some photos of your products as well as info on how you can demonstrate the market ethos of locally, sustainably or ethically made/sourced products for our customers.
STEP TWO: This will then be sent to Caron (Duck Pond Market Owner) who will appraise your application. If successful, she will send it back to ‘The Duck Pond Collective Coordinator’ to send you more details about how the shop works and arrange moving into the shop.
NB: If you are already a trader with Duck Pond Market, please contact Caron directly to ask if you are eligible to sell in the shop, and she will introduce you to us to arrange moving dates.
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We want you to help us decide how to spend the shop’s profits, recycling them to benefit our community.
Some ideas are: water fountains for refillable bottles and recycling bins for plastic.
We’d love to hear your ideas to encourage sustainability and a plastic free environment.
Also if you would like to see this shop a more permanent feature on the high-street and would like us to stock products that make it possible to shop with ‘zero waste’ in mind, refillable products etc, please let us know if you would be a customer.
What can Ruislip businesses do to help save the planet?
Globally 5 to 13 million tonnes of plastics end up in our oceans, canals, lakes and rivers every year and it’s impossible to ignore the effects of single use plastic pollution on our environment, wildlife and health.
Blue Planet II on the BBC, the call for a deposit return system and the so-called ‘latte levy’ being recently debated in the Parliament has raised awareness of the UK’s 25-year environmental plan, with a firm focus on tackling plastic waste.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan is determined to reduce the use of single-use packaging across London – right now.
There’s tons we can do together locally to support these initiatives. ‘Plastic Free Ruislip’, a community group supported by the charity ‘Surfers Against Sewage’, is here to help you help the planet and take a step towards becoming plastic free.
In Ruislip we’d like to see a reduction in single-use plastic such as
water bottles, plastic spoons and straws.
We are hoping to become amongst the first ‘Plastic Free’ communities in London.
Five single-use plastic items have been identified by ‘Surfers Against Sewage’
as easy to avoid, reduce the provision of,
or even eradicate across businesses large and small.
These are: Plastic Cutlery Plastic Straws and Stirrers Single Serve Condiments Soft Drink Bottles Coffee Cups (including lids)
‘Plastic Free Ruislip’ are encouraging local business owners to ‘swap out’three single-use plastic items and replace them with sustainable alternatives, which will slow the tide of plastic that is choking our water courses, reduce the effects of micro-plastics on our health and SAVE YOU MONEY!
Below is a list of companies who offer sustainable alternatives that don’t cost the Earth: