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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Many thanks to Vicky for this….I have been trying to reduce my plastic use, and struggling to find places local to where I live, on the Wirral. I have managed to find a weigh & save shop in Wallasey, it goes by the name Cake Creations, 216 Liscard Rd, Wallasey CH44 5TN
It would be great if you could list this on your site as I really struggled to find it. The lady is lovely and weighs my own jars first, notes the weight then lets me fill them and weighs again. They have a range of cereals, lentils, nuts, dried fruit, sugars, spices, there really is quite a lot.
If you know of any other shops in the Wirral/Liverpool/Chester area I would love to know.
This is a weigh & save shop – you can read more about them here.
While you are in Liverpool, check out National Trust property 49 Rodney Street
“Delve into the life of the renowned 1950s photographer Edward Chambré Hardman and his wife Margaret. Explore the photography studio that encompassed their life’s work and their humble living quarters.”.
Which haven’t changed since the 50’s.
You might find more Liverpool stores featured in the comments here
You can find out more about how to shopping plastic free, here
And lots more unpackaged food outlets here.