As you know we have been reducing our plastic use for a number of years now. Sustainability is definitely getting more popular due to the exposure from documentaries like Blue Planet etc and with more people getting on board, the more companies that are trying to keep with popular opinion.
In our little town we have a small catering shop that has slowly been stocking plastic free items. Over the summer, the owner Claire has taken a leap of faith and on Tuesday she reopened as a Zero Waste Shop. I was lucky enough to be invited to the relaunch and I was very impressed by both the shop and the turn out.
Claire stocks loose pasta, rice, lentils, oats and spices to name a few.
There is also has a refill station for items such as washing up liquid, disinfectant and sanitiser.
I bought some soap nuts to try, some chickpeas and some fresh eggs laid by Claire’s very own chickens.
All you need to do is bring your own container, weigh it on the scale, take note of the weight of your container and then fill it with the items you’d like to buy.
I’d really like to see this shop be a success as I do believe that this is the way of the future. If we can use less plastic while shopping then the better it is for the planet.
Have you got a Zero Waste Shop near you?