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 own plastic-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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Scoop & Save, Weigh & Save ….and lots more related names
The nearest the U.K. has to bulk food buying. As far as I can tell, these shops run as individual unit. They go under a variety of names – Weigh & Save, Scoop & Save, etc. They are extremely idiosyncratic and vary greatly in presentation and range. Some go the whole hog with corporate green and yellow displays with a range of stuff to choose from, others a are little more than a few dusty bins at the back of the shop. You can read more here including a list of shops that have closed.
Bridlington – good.
Brixam (grim but does pet food)
Sometimes supermarkets can surprise you – check out the plastic-free and reduced packaging products here…