Starting from humble beginnings, The Source Bulk Foods was born in Australia in 2012 with the belief that unpackaged food should be easier to access and a smaller carbon footprint could be achieved every time you shop. They arrived to the UK in 2018 with the vision that each one of their stores was both an opportunity and a responsibility. An opportunity to make a positive difference within the local community, and a responsibility to nurture the global community for future generations. They aim to help us rethink the way we shop, and therefore contributing to the sustainability of our environment and supporting organisations, charities and communities that are leading the push for a better, cleaner world.
Whole Foods Market Inc. is an American supermarket chain which exclusively sells products free from hydrogenated fats, artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. They also stock a large range of loose fruit and vegetables as well as extensive refill sections with rice, nuts, lentils, pulses. You can also bring your own containers for areas such as the cheese and meat counter, coffee bar and baked goods.
Environmentally sound, community focused and fairly priced. Three things that are at the heart of Born from Necessity, a zero waste venture helping Londoners shop differently, and educate the younger generation on the importance of going plastic-free. They stock loads of edible options alongside great cosmetic and cleaning products, as well as writing up some tasty recipes for you to try out.
For people looking to reduce the amount of plastic they take home in their weekly shop, The Refill Larder sells affordable dry goods, bathroom and cleaning products in bulk as well as lots of plastic-free swaps for the home. Frustrated by the lack of plastic-free options currently available, founders Christina Ward and Kate Chesshyre opened The Refill Larder to ignite conversations about alternative ways to shop and ways to cut back on plastic on a day-to-day basis. They also offer free postage on orders over £30.