10 of The Best Zero Waste Shops In London

1 Comment26 April 2023  |  Admin

 

Zero waste shopping is a great way to reduce your environmental impact and cut down on single-use products. So, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing an increase in the number of zero waste shops popping up across the country. Of course, London has an abundance of great zero waste shops where you can stock up on fresh produce and all your pantry essentials.

 

In this article we’re going to be taking a look at 10 of the best zero waste shops in London. 

What is a zero waste shop?

 

Zero waste shops work by customers bringing their own containers to shops and buying products in bulk to reduce packaging waste. These shops offer a variety of products, from food and drinks to toiletries and cleaning supplies, all of which can be purchased without any packaging.

 

By shopping in a zero waste shop, you’re not only reducing your environmental impact but you are also supporting businesses that are committed to sustainability.

Zero waste shops in London

You won’t be short on options for sustainable shopping in London but if you’re looking for some inspiration here are 10 of the best zero waste shops in London.

1. BYO 

BYO is a zero waste shop located in Tooting Market. It offers a wide variety of products, including dry goods, snacks, toiletries, and cleaning supplies. BYO also has a refill station where you can fill up your own containers with water, milk, and other drinks.

2. Gather

Gather is an award-winning zero waste shop just a short walk from Peckham Rye station. Here you can stock up on everything from laundry liquid and body wash, to cereals, rice and grains and much more. They even have wine!

3. The Source Bulk Foods 

The Source Bulk Foods is a zero waste shop with locations in Battersea, Crouch End, Richmond, West Hampstead, Putney and Chiswick. You’ll be spoilt for choice by all their produce, plus they have lots of tasty recipe ideas on their website so you can use your eco supplies to create meals and snacks. 

4. Get Loose Foods at Hackney City Farm 

The Get Loose Foods shop is located at Hackney City Farm. They offer lots of eco-friendly produce in store, alongside their vast refill stations.  Additionally, Get Loose uses its profits to fund community based projects such as the Ethical Information Screen!

5. Art of Zero Living

The Art of Zero Living, is a sustainable, organic, eco, zero waste and plastic-free refillery, at Greenwich Market. It offers superior products at competitive prices to encourage people to reduce single-use plastic. All you do is bring your own container, and fill them up with as much sustainable, fairtrade and eco-friendly products as you’d like.

6. Jarr Market 

Jarr Market’s stocks a wide variety of products, from pantry essentials and sweet treats to toiletries, cleaning products. And, if you’re just starting out on your zero waste journey then you can also stock up on your reusable containers at Jarr too. With two locations; Herne Hill and Stoke Newington, Jarr Market aim to be as sustainable as possible by buying in bulk, choosing the best suppliers, and recycling to a very high standard. 

7. Shop Without Packaging

Mum’s Claire and Jess opened Shop Without Packaging as they were simply fed up with seeing plastic and litter on the streets. Their zero-waste shop sells food, groceries, and household products without packaging. They are family orientated, both trying hard to reduce unnecessary packaging from their family's lives and so Shop Without Packaging serves as a one-stop local shop for exactly this purpose.   

8. The Refill Station 

The Refill Station in Camden sells body care and cleaning products that are ethically and sustainably sourced. Customers just need to bring along their own reusable containers, lidded jars and bottles, or you can buy them from the Refill Station. The Refill Station can be found at Queen's Crescent Street market on Saturdays; and at Chalton Street Market on Fridays. 

9. Weigh & Pay Zero Waste

Weigh & Pay is the fantastic zero waste shop specialising in natural skincare and household products in Brixton, specifically at Brixton Village Market. They offer all kinds of kitchen, bathroom, and household products free for click and collect from the shop. They also conveniently deliver their eco-friendly products.

10. Kilo Zero Waste Shop 

Kilo is a bulk buying zero waste shop based in Holloway, North London. They are well and truly bringing eco-friendly living into the twenty-first century by having their very own app. Their Scan, Weigh & Pay app is available on Android and iOS. So, there’s no more endlessly weighing jars and lining up at checkout for ages while every item you're buying gets weighed again, this app makes bulk shopping easy!

Conclusion
 

This is just a handful of the many zero waste shops in London, but they’re a great starting point on your journey to zero waste shopping. So grab your reusable containers and shopping bags and make that all-important change to zero waste living today.