First health shops, and now zero waste. Ethical stores are becoming more popular in the UK, which is music to the earth’s ears.
As an eco-friendlier and often cheaper choice, for part of zero waste week, we wanted to show off our favourite zero waste stores across the UK where you can go plastic free whilst looking after your pennies.
1 – Zero Green, Bristol
Bringing more sustainability to the big city of Bristol, Zero Green helps to save the earth with their eco-friendly choices of household goods like soap bars and deodorants, food selections like herbs and spices that you can mix and match to create your own flavour, and much more for sale too.
2 – un_rap, Falmouth
Located in Webbers Hill, un_rap is the first plastic free shop in the cosy coastal town of Falmouth. Though still a fresh face – having only opened up in July – the store has been making waves, becoming busier as the days go on, and attracting both older and newer generations as a place to pick up their produce. Why not bring your jar and bulk up with un_rap?
3 – Society Zero, Glasgow
Society Zero pride themselves on being more than just a zero waste and plastic free shop. They’re a social enterprise that helps to encourage a more sustainable and environmentally friendly style, whether you want that through their social media or want friendly face-to-face advice.
4 – Jarfull, Harrogate, Leeds
Glass jars or cotton bags, Jarfull in Leeds are all about reusable packaging. Not just providing single-use plastic free products to buy in store, Jarfull offer an environmentally-friendly delivery service to those in the HG1 area! Living waste free without having to leave the house, how could you complain?
5 – Oddbox, London
Did you know that around a third of fruit and veg in the UK is wasted because they are the “wrong shape or size”? Technically not a store, we love Oddbox not just because they cut down on waste by collecting and reusing their cardboard boxes, but because they’re aiming to reduce this stat and break down the stigma of ugly vegetables by sending delicious, seasonal produce straight to your door with their subscription boxes.
6 – M*lkman, London
If you’re not just looking for a sustainable nut milk option, but want a whole new array of flavours to choose from too, M*lkman provides artisan nut and milk alternatives. Have you ever tried pistachio and chai milk? Or spiced pumpkin seed milk? Get dairy-free deliciousness delivered to your home from these guys.
7 – The Green Grocers, Norwich
An independent café, bakery and whole foods shop all in one, if you’re based in Norwich, the Green Grocers should be your go-to stop for sustainability. Save on plastic and money with their shampoo, conditioner or laundry detergent refills or their hoppers filled with cereal, seeds and so much more.
8 – Natural Weigh, Crickhowell, Wales
Natural Weigh is the first ever zero waste shop in Wales, which means they’re no strangers to making sustainable swaps in your life to help save the earth. They currently sell over 160 different high-quality products all without plastic packaging, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for here.
9 – Village Greens, Manchester
Full of friendly faces and organic produce, Village Greens are a community co-operative grocery shop in Prestwich, Manchester. Not only have they got classic pulses, seeds, and even greens for you to buy in bulk, but they sell both meat and plant-based alternatives to suit everyone’s needs – a real one stop zero waste shop.
10 – The Clean Kilo, Birmingham
The Clean Kilo is the largest zero waste supermarket in the UK. Whether you want to bring your own containers or use the recycled ones provided in the store, you can top up your tubs with plastic free food, drinks, toiletries or cleaning products.
We’re proud to have our products in health and environmentally conscious stores across the UK. Check out where you can find a stockist near you.