Local

Help revive our village high streets and support your local community

Sustainable

Fill your own containers or bags with only the amount you want and need

Fair Trade

Organic produce wherever possible, UK produced or supplied at competitive prices

ZERO WASTE Pantry

Helping to reduce packaging waste

Our aim is to enable you and your family to reduce food and rubbish waste in your household. We want to make a Zero Waste lifestyle easily accessible for anyone who wants to make a difference.

"This isn’t a hippy, new age way of shopping. It was done like this before large supermarkets defined our shopping habits."

Opening hours


Thurs 1.00pm - 7.00pm

Fri 10.00am - 5.00pm

Sat 10.00am - 5.00pm

Sustainable

'The avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.'

Supermarkets waste so much and often undercut suppliers and producers. Every evening a criminal amount of food is wasted.
Avoid being part of over supply and just buy what you need.

Ethical

'Avoiding activities or organisations that do harm to people or the environment.'

When shopping ask yourself who made this? Were they treated fairly?
Everyone deserves a fair chance and it should be our responsibility to stop depleting and exploiting other countries.

Organic

'Food or farming methods produced or involving production without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial chemicals'

Zero Waste Pantry is helping our environment by stocking organic products sourced as locally as possible.

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MY JOURNEY

I wanted to give up using unnecessary plastic and packaging in general. I wanted to get back to basics, to have control over how much I needed to buy and where it came from.

My eyes were opened to the impact of plastic long before Blue Planet 2 and now that I am studying for a Degree in Social Sciences it has opened my eyes even more to things like consumption, sustainability and ethics.

Why shop like this?

I have discovered that small steps do make an impact. We can stand up to supermarkets and big corporations and stop them from passing the burden onto the consumer.

By choosing to shop at Zero Waste Pantry you can help to reduce un-necessary packaging, food waste and go plastic free easier.

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What is Zero waste?

This is your journey, any steps you can take to reduce waste will help our planet and its inhabitants for many generations to come. How can I do this? Well it’s all about the 5 R’s

Icon for refuse Refuse

Do you need it? Can you live without it? Will you use it again? If not, politely decline. Say no to anything that is single use. Say no to straws, plastic cutlery or paper plates.

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Simplify your life. Try not to buy more then you need to reduce waste production and help to stop unnecessary consumption. Every little bit can help.

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Avoid single use items. Move to more sustainable options. Reuse those jars and bottles. Check if your area has a jar bank you can donate any unwanted containers to. If an item breaks ask whether it can be repaired before replacing it. When it's time to replace it try to look for something that can be repaired or may last longer. It’s worth the effort and can save you money - promise.

Icon for recycle Recycle

If you have followed the first 4 steps there really should be little to recycle. Check what your council does recycle and whatever is left behind be sure to rinse it and pop it in the right box. There are programs popping up everywhere that will take things like toothpaste, toothbrushes and even crisp packets. However, this is helpful but a better solution must be found as tons of recycling can go to landfill every fortnight due to contamination.

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This last R refers to composting or setting up a wormery (great project idea!). If you can’t home compost, utilise your food waste caddy or chat to friends or neighbours who may already be home composting. You never know they may be happy to help you on your journey.
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How it all works

There will be a range of dry goods in gravity bins, scoop bins or jars. At first the range will be small, but if there is anything you want me to get just have a chat or drop me an email.

Bring your own clean and dry container, jar, cloth bag or whatever you are happy to refill. Zero Waste Pantry will accept no liability for any contamination once products have been dispensed into your own vessels. If you do forget your own container do not despair, we will have some recycled brown bags and a jar bank to use or you may want to think about purchasing your very own cloth bags 😊

The Pantry is now 100% self service but if you need help with any of your refilling needs we are always happy to help. There are self-service scales which weigh your vessels ready for you to fill from over 300 items.

What we stock

A range of ‘basic’ cupboard goods such as flour, rice, pulses, lentils, dried fruit and nuts. We have a range of herbs and spices as well as loose leaf tea. We also stock a range of cleaning products by Greenscents for refill including shampoo, conditioner and hand soap, so save those empty bottles for refilling.

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If you want further information on what we stock or if there is anything you think we should stock, please email us and we will investigate further.

What People Are Saying

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Great range, lovely, helpful people

The perfect place to start (or continue) a zero waste journey. Great range, lovely, helpful people and in addition to flours, cereals, dried fruit, spices, pasta, rice, soap, etc etc, has treats too. Don't be put off if you've never done zero waste before. They'll help you out! Bring some containers and get refilling x

Vic Hurst
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Fab-u-lous! Great range of products

Great range of products, our thanks go to Charlotte for her help and enthusiasm. She is a perfect addition to the shop, very customer orientated and patient. Fab-u-lous!

Alan Hope
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So many plastic free products

Love this place. So many plastic free products and the staff are helpful and friendly.

Rebecca Wilson
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Possible to do the bulk of a food shop

Amazing (and ever increasing!) range of stock which makes it possible to do the bulk of a food shop in this wonderful zero waste establishment and hardly need to visit a dreaded supermarket.

Anna Stockham
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Highly recommended

A great find. Wide range of products and lots of knowledge. Provided all we needed for a school project to make an energy bar! Highly recommended.

David Howard
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No excessive plastic waste like in supermarkets

Great place where you can take your own containers and top then up with dry goods like pasta, seeds, tea, soap and loads more. Really good on price as well and no excessive plastic waste like in supermarkets

Daniel Huggins

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COVID-19 Update

Online ordering available by visiting the stocklist link. Please use this link as a preference in order to make sure we can complete your order without errors.

Stocklist updated regularly with new lines and what in stock or out of stock.

As I am a one person team I am doing my best to be flexible with pickup times but as you can imagine I am very busy so please make sure you place your order 2 days before you expect to pick it up.

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