Thornton’s Budgens in London has become Britain’s first to introduce plastic-free zones. Located in Camden, it has switched more than 1,700 product lines to plastic-free packaging, including crisps and cheese. Its aim is to try to become “virtually plastic-free” within three years.
“I really believe that food stores should be a central part of our community, just as food is such a central part of our lives. For me, being a more sustainable retailer involves embracing your community, being environmentally aware and caring about our people.
At our very heart is our essence “Your community supermarket that really cares”.
At Thornton’s Budgens, we celebrate food, we celebrate people and we care about our planet.
We believe that what we offer is unique. Where else can you walk to a local independent store and get pretty much everything you need under one roof, have it delivered (free) and walk home…?
Our mix of local foods from small producers and big brand products mean we cover the whole spectrum of your shopping needs.
With our Fresh Fish counter, over 300 cheeses and countless meats and anti pasta from our Deli, meat from the Hampstead Butcher, our Ginger and Lime Juice bar and a huge array of seasonal, exotic and everyday fruit and Vegetables.
Almost 30 of our suppliers are from London and many are from Camden itself – you can’t get more local than that!”