Over recent years the UK has seen an explosion of refill / zero waste stores; these stores offer a variety of choice to help us all make more conscious buying decisions, reduce single use packaging and find sustainable alternatives to many household items.
As well as supporting the environment through the products they stock and providing zero waste options to purchase, many refill stores are local, independent stores so also support the local environment and support & champion other local suppliers.
In our local area we are blessed with many refill stores stocking wide varieties of products. Here is a pick of some of our favourite stores.
They offer a wide range of food refills, as well as a range of products to help you live more sustainably. All products are plastic free, zero waste, Vegan, natural, cruelty free, and ethical. You can find them at their shop at Duck Farm Court in Aylesbury, as well as regularly at Tring Farmers Market & Headington Market.
Now with two locations, Leighton Buzzard & Wild Raven Farm, Rowsham, Mimic Gifts have a range of plastic free refills: household liquids, bath & shower products and dry food stuffs. All their dry food refills are also gluten free. You can also find a wide range of eco friendly bathing & cleansing products and gifts.
If you haven’t visited Grace’s in Tring then you’re really missing out. It’s packed with everything you need for your household from cleaning to decorating, and gardening to haberdashery. Their range includes many sustainable products and they have a range of FILL refill products.
A zero waste shop and cafe in Prestwood. where not only can you enjoy a coffee and slice of cake or lunch, you can also refill on dry food, groceries and household products without creating high levels of plastic waste.
Stocking a wide range of whole food refills, as well as household liquid refills, Aylesbury Eco Stores also has a range of sustainable items and gifts.
A lovely shop set in an historic building on Leighton Buzzard High Street, The Good Life Refill sell dry goods, household cleaning products, body care and lifestyle products. All with the aim to make sustainable living easier.