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The ultimate guide to plastic free and zero waste shops in the UK

We’re part of a growing network of shops offering plastic free food options. If you’re looking for somewhere you can pop into to fill up your jars near you, here’s all of the physical retail locations that we know of offering plastic-free food options. If we’ve missed somewhere, let us know on



Hetu, St John’s Hill

Unpackaged, various locations

Unpackaged have a concession inside some Planet Organic stores and other locations.

Shop Without Packaging SWOP market, Lee Green

The Naked Larder, Herne Hill

Collection service

Jarr Market, Herne Hill

Harmless, Wood Green

The Source, Chiswick

Bring Your Own, Tooting


North East

The Paddock, Rowlands Gill

The Paddock offer an organic fruit and veg box scheme, focus on zero waste, with unpackaged fruit and veg and recycled pulp egg boxes. They take all packaging back from customers to reuse and also offer delivery on organic milk in glass bottles with a bottle deposit scheme and have a range of refillable eco friendly household cleaning products which are all plant based.

What on Earth, Newcastle

North West

A Small Good Thing, Bolton

A small, community greengrocer in Smithills, Bolton. Local, seasonal produce; zero waste.

Cut the Wrap, Ulverston

Cut the wrap is a new twist on an old idea- buy by weight, using your own container. Refill not landfill!

Goodness and Grain, Cockermouth

Currently operating as a market stall in and around Cockermouth.

Waste Not Want Not, Birkenhead

Currently open Saturdays only at Birkenhead Market.

Wheelie Green Market, Southport & Ormskirk

Wheelie Green Larder is a zero-waste shop on wheels. It is a place to buy or have delivered your everyday essentials without the unnecessary packaging.

Flourish Foods, Manchester

Zero waste food store in Manchester City Centre! Bring your own containers and Fill, Eat, Rinse, Repeat.

Plentiful, Ramsbottom

Ramsbottom’s plastic free food & household shop.

Utopia, Warrington

Yorkshire & The Humber

Our Zero Waste Shop, Sheffield

Sheffield Students’ Union’s new outlet dedicated to plastic free wholefoods and environmentally friendly household goods. Open to all.

Unwrapped, Sheffield

Unwrapped is a zero waste grocery shop based in Crookes, Sheffield. Newly opened in May, they sell a wide range of wholefoods, liquid refills and eco products.

Jarfull, Harrogate

Pop-up shop and home delivery service with online ordering in Harrogate.

Alligator, York

The Little Vegan Market, Middlesbrough

The Weigh It Was, Stockton-on-Tees

Ecotopia, Leeds

The Jar Tree, Leeds

Zero Yorkshire, Huddersfield

Zero Yorkshire is currently running pop-up shops and crowdfunding for a permanent space in Huddersfield.

Saker Wholefoods, Todmorden

East Midlands

Plastic Free Pantry (yes, us!), Nottingham

You can pick up any order from our central Nottingham location.

Dash Vegan, Nottingham

Specialises in gluten-free vegan items with a weigh your own section and cafe.

The Bottle Top, Ruddington

A Simpler Life, Rutland

Mobile and online shop covering Rutland.

NADA, Leicester

A zero waste store in Leicester. Offering plastic free/bulk shopping alternatives on daily items!

The Fig, Derby

Sound Bites Wholefoods, Derby

Refill Revolution, Market Harborough

Bringing the Refill Revolution to Market Harborough! Promoting simple changes to reduce waste.

Daily Bread, Northampton


Coming soon:

Scoop, Leicester

Zero-waste groceries and lifestyle products for the conscious shopper.

West Midlands

Pack Your Own, Kings Heath

Bicycle delivery service with online pre-orders of plastic free food and household goods

Nature’s Intention, Bromsgrove

The Clean Kilo, Birmingham

Zero Waste Supermarket based in Digbeth, Birmingham.

Indigo Wholefoods, Moseley

Unpackaged fruit & veg and detergent refills.

The Waste Not Shop, Ledbury

Pop-up shop operating in Ledbury, Herefordshire.

Coventry Market, Coventry

Pack It In, Worcester

A zero waste shop selling a wide range of food items, toiletries, detergent range and lifestyle items.

East of England

Arjuna Wholefoods, Cambridge

Workers’ co-operative with refills of herbs & spices, unpackaged bread, and loose organic vegetables.

Backyard Food, Peterborough

The Green Parrot, Swaffham

Cupboard Love, Woodbridge

South East

SESI, Oxford

A social enterprise that has spent the last 12 years campaigning to reduce plastic pollution and food waste. Find them at East Oxford Farmers Market every Saturday.

The Market Garden, Eynsham

Scoop Zero Waste, Oxfordshire

Pop-up zero waste events in the Oxfordshire area.

Bamboo Turtle, Letchworth Garden City

The Refill Pantry, St Albans

Lesser Litter, Taunton

Wild Thyme, Southsea

Rice Up, Southampton

Eco-Freaks Emporium, Gosport

Fetch’em from the Cupboard, Leatherhead

My Refill Market, Milton Keynes

A zero waste stall where you can shop without packaging and bring your own containers at local markets.

Nowhere, Chertsey

Keep, Godalming

A zero-waste personal care and household products market stall that does pop-ups up at various local markets and events.

South West

Earth.Food.Love, Totnes

Earth.Food.Love is an organic, wholefoods, zero-waste shop based in Totnes, South Devon.

Good Fayre, Salisbury

Goodfayre, an ethical shop in Salisbury, created by Dana Burton as part of her mission to help, not harm our planet, people or animals.

Loose, Stroud

Unpackaged foods and other household and personal care items in a largely plastic free environment. Bring your own packaging.

Zero Green, Bristol

Southville Deli, Bristol

Scoopaway Health Foods, Bristol

Better Food Co, Bristol

Waste Not Want Not, Bridport

Dorset’s first zero waste shop selling organic, unpackaged, plant based wholefoods.

Harvest, Bath

Offer a range of loose nuts, seeds, dried fruit and detergent refills.

Scoop & Spice, North Somerset

Refills of wholefoods, spices, and detergents.

Cariad Wholefoods, Dorset

Unpackaged wholefoods, loose veg, plastic free toiletries sold by a committed zero waster.

Spill the Beans, Wimbourne

Un_rap, Falmouth

The ReFill Store, Truro

Gillian’s Larder, Helston

Nature’s Nutrition, Bideford

Nourish of Topsham, Exeter

The Real Food Store and Cafe, Exeter

Almond & Co, Bournemouth

The Severn Weigh, Thornbury

Isle of Wight

Easy Weigh, Newport


Lil, East Lothian & East Edinburgh

Lil is a pop-up store covering East Lothian & East Edinburgh. Check their website to find out when and where you can next find them.

New Leaf Co-op, Edinburgh

Scoop your own tasty wholefoods in Edinburgh at this friendly worker-run cooperative.

Locavore, Glasgow

Social enterprise aiming to connect people with local food. Offers loose foods at their store.

Green Place, Glasgow

Zero Waste Market, Glasgow

Zero Waste Market is currently operating as a market stall in Glasgow with plans to launch an online shop and physical shop in the near future.

Foodstory, Aberdeen

Cafe with a food dispenser section where you can get food refills.

The Green Grocer, Inverurie

Offers refills on herbs, spices and oils.

Wildcat, Fort William

Sea No Waste, Angus

Society Zero, Glasgow


Happy Planet Green Store, Narberth

Natural Weigh, Crickhowell

Natural Weigh is a zero waste shop, offering organic, additive free dried foods free from plastic packaging, as nature intended.

The Little Pantry, Tenby

Cherished Earth Wholefoods, Chepstow

Pwys, Swansea

Sustainibbles Ltd, Bridgend

Ripple, Cardiff

Not-for-profit refill store.

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5 thoughts on “The ultimate guide to plastic free and zero waste shops in the UK

  1. Hi, love that you’re advertising waste-free alternatives! I have a couple of suggestions for Northampton which I couldn’t see on here – Daily Bread (not zero packaging so I’m not sure what your requirements are but…) they provide refills for cleaning products and some toiletries, they se dry food in bulk and have recently switched to compostable plastic-alternative bags. Elsie’s Cafe uses food that can’t be sold at supermarkets and give away veg boxes in exchange for donations.

  2. Thanks so much for including us! Just to add that we’re a consumer-led cooperative that holds a pop-up shop selling food refills every Saturday in the back room of The Pump House Project 🙂

  3. Newly opened Fleet Scoop of 14 Reading Road South, Fleet, Hampshire GU52 7QL could be added to the South section? More info here: and here

  4. Hi,
    I am based in Newcastle and I am launching an online refill station end of June 2019 for our range of eco-detergents and handmade soap.
    If you are interested and would like to add us to your guide, we would be very grateful.
    Check us out at

  5. Hey there, we have just opened a zero waste plastic free shop in Leigh. The Replenishery sells affordable dry goods, bathroom and cleaning products in bulk as well as lots of sustainable reusable items all without unnecessary packaging.

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