Meet our Team – Part 1.
If you have been to our Morningside branch you would without a doubt have met the quirky, stylish and downright fabulous Joyce – Or as we know her – Jo!! Our very own lawyer in the making – while making changes to the way people think and shop. Now you can get the inside scoop…
Joyce Lopepe is the unconventional Gen Z, A multi-faceted individual that is a law student by night and works for a bomb grocery store by day. She seeks to cement her place in the world whilst achieving her wildest dreams
I don’t have a clear idea of when I was introduced to sustainability but the concept wasn’t too unfamiliar in our household. Whether it was re-using lunch boxes, Tupperware or ice cream tubs for last night’s dinner.
Some changes I have made have definitely been shopping according to your portion size [what you actually need] and not according to what I may want later. Buy and shop for the now, that way fewer things go off and you minimize waste.
Definitely staying informed and not trying to force the process overnight. These for me, help me correct myself but also be patient with the fact that I won’t be able to Marie Kondo my life into sustainability.
Favourite Ingredient from Refillery to cook with?
Remember when I said I was a law student? I object to this question on the grounds that everything is my favourite ingredient to cook with. Sorry, not sorry!
Any last pieces of advice for someone wanting to live more sustainably?
Have fun with it and allow yourself to get lost in the process. Whether it’s trying one product at a time or cleaning out your entire pantry for The Refillery goodies. Get lost in the wonderland of this new journey.