We always recommend shopping local and of course lots of shops sell stuff loose. Vegetables and meat are easily obtained loose and packaging free, even from supermarkets.
But anyone who lives in the U.K. knows how hard it is to buy staple loose, food like flour or cocoa.
Flour of course you can get in a paper bag and so plastic free, but cocoa. Do you know how long it took me to track down some plastic free cocoa? But I did and I got it loose.
To save you the stress of cocoa free nights, I am putting, together a list of stores that sell loose products of the type normally packaged like rice, spices, sugar and so on.
- These shops provide bags – plastic ones. You will need to take your ownplastic-free /reusable bags.
- You can find a list of all plastic free products over at the A to Z
Please add any shops you know of in the comments below and I will incorporate them into the post.
Links to reviews particularly welcome.
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Loose food – yay thanks Maja for the info…
The new leaf co-op that offers a wide variety of stuff package free. Bulk stuff includes washing up liquid ontap, laundry liquid on tap, hair care, loads of spices, flour, müsli, beans & pulss, grains, rice, dred fruit, nuts, seeds, vinega, oil, soy sauce and much more. It’s an incredible place!
They also have a very nice website where you can read all about them and their products. Here is a snippet
“The New Leaf Co-op is collectively owned and managed by the people who work here, and we have chosen to put our principles right at the heart of our business.Our aim is 1simple: To offer affordable, healthy vegetarian wholefoods, with a focus on organic, locally sourced and fairtrade products, with as little packaging as possible. We carry more than 150 different lines of food and household products for customers to scoop and refill themselves, and our range is ever growing!”
To be truly plastic free, you may have to set up a still in the back garden! Unless you can get to one of these liquid delis.
32 Victoria Street
0131 225 4090
Check out Scottish blogger Westywrites for Scottish based plastic freeness