London isn’t just a busy city for travel lovers, there are also several places to shop and spend some pounds in this amazing city. It doesn't just end there. What more? Most of these are zero-waste shops. They are eco-friendly and always ready to ensure their neighbourhood is kept in a healthy condition at all times. Get to know them.
Kilo Zero-Waste Shop - €€
Located at Holloway Road, from Christmas decor items, edibles, papers, to articles and accessories, Kilo is an ideal place to shop. On a tight schedule? Their 'Jar Drop service' is always available, all you have to do; is drop your jars off and it will be filled for you to collect later. Kilo also runs 'Do It Yourself' workshops ranging from candle making, terrarium classes, sock darning and plastic-free beginners guides classes. They find unique ways of maintaining minimal waste only.
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Fin And Earth - €€
A sustainable lifestyle, grocery store and cafe, Fin and Earth aim to be plastic-free. On sale in this store are ethical gift sets, groceries, general lifestyle products for skincare, bathroom, kitchen and cleaning. Fin and Earth invite you to start your zero-waste journey with them.
Photography Copyright credit to Sam A Harris and Ethic Co Photography
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Address: 30 Shacklewell Ln, Dalston, London E8 2EZ, United Kingdom
BYO - €€
BYO (Bring Your Own) offers the local community an alternative way to shop. Aimed at reducing packaging and food waste in homes and community extensively, BYO is part of the change we seek. The shop stocks whole foods, household detergents and toiletries. Remember to go along with your refill containers.
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Re:Store - €€
A zero-waste shop based in Hackney, Re:Store is part of the train of zero-waste shops that encourage you to bring your containers to refill and pay by weight. Re:Store do not only source for the most ethical products, but also organic, and vegan items produced in Europe. On sale, are groceries and other daily-use products.
Photography Copyright credit to Eat Work Art @eatworkart and Hackney Downs Studios @hackneydownsstudios
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Address: Hackney Downs Studios, 17 Amhurst Terrace, Lower Clapton, London E8 2BT, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 7780 954982
BYGRAM - €€
This organic refill market also has a reliable online service platform, BYGRAM cares for the environment and as such tries to take the necessary step towards a greener future. The store is against the single-use of plastics, offering you more choices in the way you shop. All food items and toiletries are sustainable.
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Address: 795 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 5HD, United Kingdom
Pedrick's Zero Waste Shop - €€
All about old values and new rules, Pedrick's Zero Waste Shop offers shopping the best and most sustainable way. If home and gift items, children, health and beauty products, food items and drinks make up your list? This shop has got you covered, plus they have on sale items you may need for a fabulous Christmas decor.
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Bulk Market - €€
On a mission to tackle food and packaging waste, supporting local and honest suppliers, this grocery store applies Bea Johnson's 5 Rs to their business model - refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, rot (which is compost), utilizing the resources available. Located at Hackney, Bulk Market runs a TerraCycle recycling scheme, offers DIY beauty products and recipes and zero-waste delivery services, they can get your refills to your doorstep totally plastic-free. Stock up with no stress.
The Refill Pantry - €€
With the mantra 'choose to reuse', this shop believes in thinking global and acting locally. The Refill Pantry also recommends that customers bring their containers to the store and refill from a wide range of whole foods such as staples and special treats like vegan sweets and sumptuous chocolates.
The liquid refill section offers an array of shampoos, conditioners and body wash as well as household cleaning products. Products from the store are sustainably, ethically and locally sourced.