We will be selling unpackaged food, personal care items, household cleaning products and lots more. You will be able to do a big chunk of your weekly shop, without also buying lots of excess packaging. Our fruit, veg and bread will be local and delivered regularly. The dried foods are going to be delivered to us in bulk and you put them in to your own containers from gravity fed dispensers and scoop bins. The liquids are dispensed from stainless steel fustis with taps. We will also sell containers and other helpful household items in the shop too.
All of our products will be ethical, fairly traded and have as little impact as possible on the environment. This means organic, local where possible and, of course, minimal packaging. It is impossible not to use any packaging when transporting things, but the aim is to reduce and reuse where we can and recycle where reuse isn’t possible.
There is now much more awareness of the damage that plastic is doing to the environment, but it is still difficult to buy things without plastic packaging. Even if a product isn’t wrapped in plastic, there is still often unnecessary packaging of some kind and ordering things online, no matter how great the product, produces more packaging and carbon emissions. I have found it very hard to buy unpackaged organic food locally and impossible to buy unpackaged cleaning and personal care products locally. This shop will solve that problem for me and hopefully lots of other people.