At Zero Waste Near Me, we aim to provide you with an all inclusive resource of your local shops selling unpackaged food to help you on your journey in reducing your environmental impact.
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Guide to Refillable & Low Waste Personal Care Products
Suneeta Cosmetics Ⓥ Suneeta Cosmetics London is a family run business, making all of their 100% natural, vegan and chemical-free skincare in a small workshop. The recipes are based on the ancient philosophy of Ayurveda, renowned for enhancing well-being, with my own original twist. Suneeta makes wholesome skincare products that are fun and easy to use, using only the purest natural ingredients: organic, cruelty-free, unrefined and homegrown, where possible. Products: Facial Skincare Products, Body Skincare Products, Natural Alternatives, CBD Oil, Get Started Kits, Raw Ingredients Sustainability: Pop into their Brixton Village shop for refillable skincare and check out their website’s zero waste section for plastic-free products. Location: Unit 111, Brixton Village, 10-11 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8LB, Portobello Road Market, Pitch 161 on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm and Brick Lane, London E1 6QR, Pitch 61 on Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Heavenly Organics Ⓥ Heavenly Organics only use vegan friendly, organic and natural ingredients in their products. Products: Organic & Natural Moisturising Body Scrubs, Organic & Natural Moisturising Facial Scrubs, Organic Lip balms, Organic Hand Balms, Organic Foot Balms, Shampoo, Conditioners, Liquid soaps, Shower gels, Body butters, Body oils, Facial cleansers , Facial oils, Face and body masks, Shaving Oils, Beard Oils, Hand & Body Lotions, Baby Butters, Deodorant Powders. Packaging: Mostly plastic-free, glass jars with metal lids and metal tins. Refillable: Offers […]
134 Bulk & Zero Waste Shops in the UK
A step in the right direction, zero waste shops or shops offering bulk refills of food products and other household products are exactly what conscious consumers need right now. Here is a comprehensive list of all the zero waste shops, and other shops that sell mostly bulk food or offer detergent refills. Not every shop doing refills has been added as the purpose of this list was to provide bulk food options and we would end up with a very very long list if I were to attempt to include every shop that happens to do detergent refills or sell some unpackaged dry goods. However, if you’re looking for detergent/personal care refills, our website offers options for refills of Ecover, Bio D, Ecoleaf, SESI, Greenscents, Fill Refill Co., Suma and Faith in Nature. This list will be constantly updated as new shops are opening every week all over the UK! London SOAS Food Cooperative (Only SOAS students) SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square WC1H 0XG London Mission Green 182 Hither Green Lane SE13 6QB London Shop Without Packaging 7 Burnt Ash Road Lee Green London, SE12 8RG Bulk Market 6 Bohemia Pl, London E8 1DU Get Loose Foods 1a Goldsmiths Row, London E2 […]
Support your local Repair Cafes & Tool Libraries
A tremendous amount of waste is created when we keep buying things we only use once and throw out something once it’s broken instead of trying to fix it. The gadgets we buy for that one specific use ends up unused instead of fulfilling its intended purpose. At the same time, most things that can be repaired, are thrown out because we have just forgotten how to fix them. This is where repair cafes and tool libraries can change that, encouraging people to pass on their valuable practical knowledge and reducing CO2 emissions through a more circular economy of mending and sharing instead of making new products or recycling old ones. What is a Repair Cafe? Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. On clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields. Visitors bring their broken items from home. Together with the specialists they start making their repairs in the Repair Café. It’s an ongoing learning process. If […]
15 independent online shops to get your zero waste supplies from
1. In Greens / Bristol Bristol’s first online plastic free shop, committed to providing everyday products that are plastic free. Over 200 products available from bamboo toothbrushes, metal tiffins to plastic-free plasters. Students get 15% off at checkout. 2. Plastic Freedom / Southport Stocking a wide range of zero waste/sustainable products, watch their IGTV channel for demos & tips. Send jars and packaging back to them and receive 10% off your next order! 3. The Kind Store / Essex The Kind Store is a 100% vegan, natural and eco-friendly online shop. We support Tower Hill Animal Sanctuary, with 10% of our profits going towards the food and care of rescued animals locally in Essex. 4. Acala / London Acala is an online store offering an extensive range of natural, organic and vegan health and beauty products from leading brands. All responsibly packaged; refills, plastic free and zero waste packaging. 5. Minimales – towards a zero waste life / London Started by two French ladies living in London, Minimales is a zero waste shop selling zero waste essentials, natural and sustainable products. 6. Anything but Plastic / Glasgow Anything But Plastic promotes and sells alternative products to plastic to try and reduce waste plastic consumption and help tackle plastic pollution. They developed […]
Local Plastic-free/Zero Waste support groups to join on Facebook
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9 ways to make your online food shop more sustainable
Let’s be real with ourselves for a moment, we are so time-strapped that going out of our way and avoiding the convenient choices isn’t always possible. Yet, we desperately need to address our overconsumption and how we choose to feed ourselves and the people we care about. Here 9 ways to do a low impact food shop in the comfort of your own home/or while you’re at work that requires as little packaging as possible from big brands like Ocado to the small businesses supplying zero waste bulk foods. Fresh Produce/Groceries 1. Ocado – Low Plastic Filter Ocado has a new feature on its website where customers can browse products with low plastic. There are currently about 1017 products, but at the moment, there is no way to organise them according to type. This will come in handy if you’re a regular Ocado shopper. 2. Farmdrop – Plastic Free + No Packaging Filter Farmdrop is an ethical grocer delivering delicious food direct from small, local producers. They deliver to most of London, Bristol and Bath from their mostly electric fleet of Vanimals. They are constantly trying to improve their product packaging to involve as little plastic as possible, read about it here. […]
Zero Waste Near You is an all-inclusive resource to make a low waste lifestyle as accessible as possible by showing you what is available in your local area. This idea came from our personal experience of transitioning into a zero waste lifestyle as a result of realising the impact of our throwaway society on the environment. We wanted a map or a list of some kind that showed us what was resources were available to aid us on this journey. Luckily for us, many people have already created their own lists such as Kate Arnell’s Where to buy bulk in London and The Zero Waster’s Local Plastic-Free/Bulk/Unpackaged/Refill/Zero Waste Shops and Projects UK. What was still lacking though, were the local businesses that had always been low-waste friendly such delicatessens and farmer’s markets whose goods only needed to be packaged at the convenience of their customers. Supporting these shops also meant that we as consumers were not limited to what supermarkets could provide us (which usually comes with hefty carbon footprint and a generous amount of plastic packaging). In addition to adding local businesses to this directory, we also encountered many community led projects such Repair Cafes and Community Fridges that serve […]