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New Opportunities to Reduce Plastic Waste at


By the beginning of February we expect to offer a small range of

Food Refills

Initially this will be just 14 products available from gravity feed dispensers that will be positioned at the front of the shop near the till area.

Products offered will be grains/cereals, seeds and nuts (i e no dried fruit at this stage).

Items likely to be included are: Porridge and Jumbo Oats, Short grain Brown Rice, Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds.  At present we expect these all to be products from organic farming.

Do let us know what foods you would like to be able to purchase in this way.

The idea is that customers bring their own containers that will initially be weighed empty and re-weighed with the product inside.  Non-plastic bags will, however, be available.

This new facility is a major addition to our range of products that are helping you to reduce the amount of plastic you use.  We have been refilling Ecover bottles of washing-up liquid, laundry liquid and fabric conditioner for many years.  We recently introduced refills for Faith in Nature shampoos and body-washes, and we can now refill Bio-D washing up liquid and laundry liquid.