Best zero waste shops in London

Best zero waste shops in London

Brilliant zero waste shops in your city helping to eliminate plastic waste.

Zero waste shops help people to live more sustainably by eliminating unnecessary packaging. Here is a selection of the best zero waste shops in London to help you to create a more sustainable home.

BYO, Nunhead

This stylish zero-waste supermarket in southeast London has everything you've come to love and expect from your plastic-free shopping experience – nuts, pulses, grains, household goods – and then some. Bring a glass bottle to fill with specialist oils (argan oil, chilli olive oil, etc), stock up on vegan cheese, kombucha and even Cacao Pow natural deodorant. The spice wall is a particular favourite.

WHEN Tues, Thurs, Fri: 9:30am-6pm; Wed: 10:30am-7:30pm, Sat: 9am-6pm, Sun: 10:30am-4:30pm

WHERE 147 Evelina Road, Peckham, London SE15 3HB

See BYO's website here

Bower Collective

If you’d rather have zero waste products delivered conveniently to your door, try Bower Collective. We deliver all your personal care and household products in refillable and reusable pouches. Once used, you send the pouches back to us in a pre-paid postal envelope provided. We then clean and sterilise them before refilling them with product for the next round of distribution. We also sell reusable dispensers in case you don't have your own. We are rated "Excellent" on Trustpilot and new customers get 15% off their first order with the code WELCOME 15.

WHEN: We deliver zero waste products to your door with carbon-neutral DPD couriers

Shop Bower Collecitve products here

Bulk Market

Located in Hackney, London, Bulk Market boasts an impressive selection of food and beauty items. Most notable is their treasure trove of DIY beauty ingredients, where you can make anything from facemasks to your own toothpaste. Recipes are can be located on their website and products can be delivered Tuesdays and Fridays across London using zero carbon emissions.

WHEN Mon: closed, Tues-Fri: 12-19.00, Sat: 10-19.00, Sun: 11-17.00

WHERE Arch 6 Bohemia Place, E8 1DU, Hackney, London

See Bulk Markets website here

Unpackaged

Unpackaged can be located within Planet Organic stores, the UK's first fully certified organic supermarket. With a huge selection of cereals, grains and pulses to choose from as well as household cleaning supplies, you are spoilt for choice! Unpackaged also run workshops to help guide and mentor others hoping to open eco-friendly stores.

WHEN They are in about 5 stores all with different opening times

WHERE 5 different locations across London

See Unpackaged's website here

Nought

Nought is located in Southwark, a stones throw away from London Bridge. Inside the shop you can stock your pantry to the brim with a huge selection of dry goods as well as essential toiletries like resuable makeup pads and deodrants. Run by Kings College London Students Union (KCLSU) they are open to everyone- not just students!

WHEN Mon: closed, Tues-Thurs: 11.30-19.00, Fri-Sat: 11.30-17.00, Sun: 11.30-16.00

WHERE Collingwood Street, London, SE1 9RT

See Noughts website here

Gather

Gather is located in Peckham, London. An eco-friendly store that provides so much more than food and toilitries. Gather is an intregal part of the Peckham Community, offering book clubs, TerraCyle schemes as well as working with campaigners for a 'Plastic Free Peckham'.

WHEN Tues-Fri: 9.30-18.00, Sat: 9.30-17.00, Sun: 10-16.00

WHERE 121 Bellenden Road, Peckham, SE15 4QY

See Gathers website here

Get Loose Foods

Get Loose Foods is a zero-waste store based in Hackney City Farm in East London. They offer a huge range of products from dried goods, fresh foods, toiletries and household cleaning supplies. Pop by Thursday to Sunday to grab your unhomogenised milk, raw butter and kefir!

WHEN Wed-Thurs: 11-20.00, Fri-Sun 11-16.00

WHERE Hackney City Farm, E2 8QA

See Get Loose Foods website here

Zero

Zero is based in Wimbledon, an independent store dedicated to making a zero-waste lifestyle more accessible. Just bring your own containers, stock up on supplies and you’re good to go! Overwhelmed by all the choice? No worries, grab a Zero Waste Starter Kit and work your way through from there!

WHEN Tues-Sat: 10.30-18.30, Sun 11-17.00

WHERE Unit 201 Centre Court, Shopping Centre, Wimbledon, SW19 8YE

See Zeros website here