Their vision is to make plastic-free shopping as easy, convenient and affordable as going to the supermarket. That’s why they launched the Topup Truck, a mobile zero-waste shop operating in the borough of Hackney from an old electric milk float.
Broadway Fruiterers is a family run greengrocers serving Crouch End since 1984, they stock an extensive range of packaging free fruit and vegetables. They also have a refill station with a wide range of pulses, grains, cerals, dried fruit, nuts, spices and more!
Zero Market N22 is a new social enterprise set up by a local resident with the support of Haringey council. It aims to help reduce household waste in its local area and beyond. The market is a zero waste zone where traders are only allowed to use new packaging that is 100% compostable, recyclable or reusable. The market stocks everything from fresh, dry foods to plastic free toiletries and natural household products.
Unpackaged kicked off in 2006 as an early advocate for the zero waste movement, growing into the innovator it is today. Not only do they work with four Planet Organic supermarkets in London and a host of independent health food and farm shops, they also fit refill systems for retail and offer consultancy services to those hoping to implement their own zero waste solutions. The Unpackaged founder, Catherine Conway speaks widely on the issue for a host of media outlets and campaigns for policy change.
The Harmless ethos is that everyday essentials shouldn’t cost the Earth, and it should be easier to avoid the nasty plastic that seems to be wrapped around almost everything these days. By choosing only socially and environmentally conscious producers and suppliers, their aim is to help us shop more sustainably.