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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 shop@plasticfreepantry.co.uk

England

London

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

Harmless, Wood Green

The Source, Chiswick

Coming soon

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

 

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

The Severn Way, Thornbury

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.

Coming soon:

Flourish Foods, Manchester

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

Fulfilled, Ramsbottom

Ramsbottom plastic free food & household shop opening soon.

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, we 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

Coming soon:

Ecotopia, Leeds

Ecotopia are currently crowdfunding to open up a zero waste store in central Leeds. Visit their crowdfunding page to support them

The Jar Tree, Leeds

We’re working hard to bring a zero packaging, plastic free, more mindful way of shopping to Leeds in 2018.

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 and soon we’ll have regular open hours

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!

Dash Vegan, Nottingham

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

Coming soon:

Refill Revolution, Market Harborough

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

Scoop, Leicester

Coming soon! Leicester’s new package-free shop. 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

We will be opening this summer in Bromsgrove area, stocking everything from Bran Flakes to Bamboo Toothbrushes. They appear to be now open but have’t updated their Facebook description yet

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

Coming soon:

Pack It In, Worcester

Opening soon in central 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

Social Enterprise. 12yrs campaign reducing plastic pollution and food waste. Find them at East Oxford Farmers Market every Saturday

Faringdon Unwrapped, Faringdon

Scoop Zero Waste, Oxfordshire

Pop-up zero waste events in the Oxfordshire area

Charlotte’s Cupboard, Sussex

The UK’s first zero waste shop on wheels, Charlotte’s Cupboard offer a delivery service from their electric van and also have regular stop off locations you can find them to refill your jars.

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

Loose bringing you unpackaged foods and other household and personal care items in a largely plastic free environment. Bring your own packaging.

Preserve, Bristol

We are a zero waste shop where there is no plastic packaging. You can bring your own containers and buy as little or as much as you like.

Zero Green, Bristol

Packaging free shop in 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

Offers 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

Coming soon:

The Severn Weigh, Thornbury

 

Isle of Wight

Easiweigh, Newport

 

Scotland

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 our 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, Inveurie

Offers refills on herbs, spices and oils

Wildcat, Fort William

Opening soon

Sea No Waste, Angus

Society Zero, Glasgow.

Due to launch in August 2018, initially as a stall.

 

Wales

Happy Planet Green Store, Narberth

Plastic free refill store in Narberth, Pembrokeshire

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

Coming soon:

Ripple, Cardiff

Not-for-profit refill store coming soon to Cardiff.

2 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 🙂

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