Check out these indie zero waste & refill stores across Bucks & Herts that sell non packaged food such as rice, pasta, spices, cereal, nuts etc but also many other sustainable products such as refill cleaning products, soaps and homeware.
It’s usually cheaper (you are not paying for unnecessary packaging & you can buy as little or as much as you like for your budget), there is less waste (in food waste and packaging) plus it’s SO much better for the environment. WIN WIN WIN!
Eco Bonobo in Ayelsbury is a zero waste refill shop stocking the best eco friendly products out there. They are all plastic free, zero waste, Vegan, natural, cruelty free, and ethical. As well as having a shop, they also have stalls at various local markets – check out their social media for regular updates.
CHALFONT ST PETER / CHALFONT ST GILES / GERRARDS CROSS
- Dan’s Refill Store
Dan’s Refill Store is currently offering a collection and delivery service in Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont St Giles, Seer Green and Gerrards Cross. Send them a message via Facebook, Instagram or on one of these numbers: 07869 255216 and 07981 372017 – they will collect your empty bottles and return them filled with your choice of environmentally friendly household cleaning products, shampoo, conditioner, hand/body wash, etc. Their website (www.dansrefillstore.co.uk) is under construction, but you can see most of their products and prices on it. They are looking for premises and will be sure to let us know when they have found something suitable.
- The Refill Project
The Refill Project is a zerowaste shop on a mission to reduce plastic . Their aim is to provide a way of shopping that reduces plastic waste by offering refills of dry foods, household products and personal toiletries. They also sell items to help you live a sustainable life. All of their products are from ethical, vegan and sustainable suppliers that are free from unnecessary packaging.
You can either visit them in the shop or email them a list of products you would like and drop your containers to their shop during opening hours and they will text you when your fills are ready to collect. For small orders they will endeavour to complete your order while you wait. Don’t worry if you don’t have containers they sell bottles and have paper bags for dry food items.
- Healthright Ltd
Healthright is a family run independent health, wellness shop with a small refill section. Open Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 5pm. For phone orders and enquiries please call 01494 771267
- The Green Stores
The Green Stores is a zero waste shop in Croxley Green, with onsite parking, enabling you to live a more sustainable life. They offer a full range of package-free products including Pasta, Rice, Cereals, Herbs, Spices, Pulses, Nuts, Baking, Snacks, Laundry & Household Items.
- The Little Grocer
The Little Grocer is a family-run plant-based grocery shop in the heart of Little Chalfont. They have recently introduced a fill your own station with organic lentils, beans, quinoa, Cous cous and rice. Open 7 days a week, 8:30am-5:30pm Mon-Sat, 8:30-3pm Sun
- The Pantry@51
The Pantry @51 was the first zero waste shop and cafe combined in Buckinghamshire allowing you to do a substantial weekly food shop and have a coffee or lunch stop at the same time. Aside from hot drinks, cold drinks, cakes, pastries and food, they have a massive range of everyday groceries available, which are all plastic/waste free! You can find cereals, pasta, dried fruit, tea and coffee as well as your household and beauty products.
- Peterley Manor Farm
Peterley Manor Farm stocks homegrown, British and seasonal produce, as well as products from over 100 suppliers both local and from further afield. They take care to source high quality and unique products that you won’t normally find in the supermarkets. The farm shop is always full of seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables, local meat, dairy, alcohol, frozen products and lots, lots more including a refill section. Make sure you check out the Barn Kitchen when you visit and pop in for a drink or bite to eat.
- Meads Farm Shop
Sustainability and reducing single use plastic are very important to Meads Farm Shop. They have a range of dried goods such as granola, rice, lentils, pasta. Frozen fruit & veg & loose frozen baked goods from fieldfare. Household goods such as washing liquid etc. They also have refills of their home produced rapeseed oil (Chiltern Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil).
- G Grace & Son
Est.1750, G Grace & Son is located in the heart of Tring. They sell an eco-friendly range of household products that you can fill and refill in store, aiming to reduce packaging and do their bit for climate change. Everything is made at a family run factory in Northamptonshire by real chemists, combining biodegradable ingredients to create simple, modern & effective eco cleaning & laundry products. No dyes. No harsh chemicals. No plastic bottles. Less waste. Purchase one of their pre-filled FILL glass bottles or bring your own.
RefillAbell is Watfords first Refill and Zero waste store. Their ethos is re-purpose, reuse and up-cycle! In particular, they want to reduce the use of ‘single use plastics’ in our homes and ultimately, the environment. You can even bring your own containers and get them filled up with as much or as little as you like. All prices are based on weights. They are careful to source our products from ethical, sustainable, organic and local (where possible) businesses, who are conscious about their impact on the environment.
- Vimi Eco Store
Vimi Eco Store is an organic, zero waste, package-free grocery store where you can refill your pantry, body care, household cleaning products as well as selling lifestyle products. Vimi are trying to strike a balance between consciousness and comfort by sourcing and offering sustainable products that are also produced in an ethical way, help you in your everyday life and – most importantly – don’t contain plastic.
- Refill Hub
Refill Hub is a mobile shop selling ethical food, household cleaning products and toiletries, plastic free in Berks & Bucks helping to reduce single-use packaging. You can view the location & delivery schedule here.
Please drop us a line or comment below if you have any other recommendations of local refill stores.