Now that the UK is opening back up again, we wanted to share our favourite zero waste stores that you can visit. From package free pasta to refillable bathroom products, zero waste stores are a great way to start making planet friendly changes to the items you are using everyday. It's a great way to reduce packaging and many say its an effective way to save money too! See below for our top spots in London to explore:
Earthly Matters, Carnaby Street, Central London
Earthly Matters is a zero waste refill store recently opened up in London’s Carnaby, with an extensive range of organic, allergen-free and eco-friendly products. Encouraging customers to bring their own containers, the store stocks food such as nuts, grains and breakfast cereals and sustainable products including immune boosting vitamins, vegan proteins and nutritional powders.
Libertie Cherie, Notting Hill, West London
Libertie Cherie is a well known zero waste store in the heart of Notting Hill. They have an amazing ethos of sourcing items from the UK and EU, if you can’t find something they will happily personally sure it for you. Meeting all your zero waste needs!
Re:Store, Hackney, East London
Re:Store is a zero waste store in Hackney Downs Studios, a community of independent artists and small businesses in East London. There’s no single-use plastic rule on site, and you can buy everything from coffee to herbs and spices to cleaning products. Food is sourced locally, from suppliers like Mission and Ombra pasta, with a number of sustainable lifestyle products also for sale such as Elephant Box food containers and Chilly’s water bottles.
The Source Bulk Foods, Battersea, South West London
The Source Bulk Foods can be found in two locations across London, one in Battersea and another in Chiswick. Owned by Australians Patrick and Makayla, the shops sell – as the name suggests – bulk foods, everything from pastas to household cleaning products. Its website is also a great source for zero waste tips and tricks.