So, what is a zero waste store?
The goal of a zero waste store is that no rubbish is sent to either landfills or to be burnt. They encourage people to reuse their own containers, and sometimes have reusable containers available that you can take away and then refill when you return. In real terms this means that they usually sell loose vegetables, dry products (like pasta, beans, lentils and nuts) in bins or buckets which you can then scoop up into your container, and even vats with drinks or washing detergent in.
Further tips on how you can reduce your plastic consumption around the home, with a particular focus on personal care. From shampoo bars to bamboo toothbrushes, the opportunities to start making a big difference through small changes are seemingly endless.