New range allows Central England Co-op customers to be creative and eco conscious

Central England Co-op is helping people who like to get creative and reduce their impact on the environment with the launch of a new range of stationery.

The retailer, which has over 260 stores across 16 counties, is offering customers and members the chance to embrace their eco credentials with new products which include everything from pens and pencils to notebooks and even a coffee cup.

The Econature range stands out from the crowd because it is made and packaged with minimal ecological and environmental impact on the world.

The wood and paper products are made from sustainable sources, with the brand eventually aiming to make the items completely from recycled or sustainable materials.

The products have little or no packaging and if they do they are made out or recyclable and plastic-free materials.

Hannah Gallimore, Corporate Responsibility Manager at Central England Co-op, said: “This new range allows our customers to get creative and crafty all while ensuring they are being environmentally responsible.”

The launch of the new range come at the same time as the retailer is running its Summer Support for Kids campaign.

The three-month long effort to support children in poverty is urging people to donate food in special store collection points to ensure local food banks can create parcels so they do not go hungry and also to see items such as stationery donated so kids can keep being educated and entertained during these uncertain times.

 

Notes to editors

About Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK with interests in food, funeral, floral, travel and property investment.

 

Co-operatives have always been there for their communities; they were formed to protect them and help them flourish. 

 

Our 7,900 colleagues who serve Members and customers work hard to ensure that co-operative values, principles and spirit flow through everything we do to help support and improve our local communities.

 

Owned by hundreds of thousands of Members, we have over 430 trading outlets across 16 counties including West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. 

 

We are proud of our reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.

 

We invest a percentage of our trading profit into local communities through our Community Dividend Fund scheme, have donated over £1.3 million to our corporate charity partner Dementia UK and also operate a pioneering food redistribution partnership with FareShare Midlands so unsold food goes to those in need.

 

Visit www.centralengland.coop for more information or follow us on Facebook or Twitter using @mycoopfood

 

 

Press office contacts: Rob Smyth and James Brindle

 

Phone - 01543 421390

 

Email - publicrelations@centralengland.coop