My favourite local brands & what they’re doing to help plastic-free spirits
Buy gluten-free bread by the half-loaf
Jane and the team always provide a warm welcome at Cobbs. You can buy loose eggs, bread, olives, soap and crystal tumblestones. You can also grab a refill of fabric conditioner, laundry liquid and multi-surface cleaner.
Stylish, minimalist store with a wide range
Denude offers a great range of cupboard staples, spices, baking ingredients, tea and coffee, not to mention homewares, personal care and plastic-free gum. Visit for stylish refillable glass bottles for your home.
Shampoo, hand soap and cleaning refills
Probably best described as a vegetarian supermarket, Earthfare offers own-brand herbs, spices, nuts, seeds, teas and other staples are packaged in compostable cellophane or paper. You can also pick up loose veg and refills.
Holistic treatments & clean beauty refills
Based at Jody’s organic farm, the Haven offers holistic beauty therapies and treatments. Jody is a stockist for ZAO and Natural Spa Factory, and carries a selection of Natural Spa Factory refills, including shampoo and conditioner.
Huge range of zero waste food and drink
Read my review of Lesser Litter.
Just about everything you wish you could find plastic-free lives in this shop, from oils, vinegars and syrups on-tap to DIY peanut butter and nut milks in returnable glass bottles. There’s a great range of sweet and salty snacks, too.
Weekly recipes and beer Saturdays
Great range of flours and special ingredients like sour cherries. The team sells everything from UK-made recycled and plastic-free toilet paper to plastic-free nappy cream and refills of bubble bath (and beer).
Wholefoods and café with lots of cleaning refills
Read my review of The Green Shop.
The Green Shop has a fantastic range of refillable cleaning products, shampoos and conditioners. You can also buy loose herbs and spices, soaps, beeswax candles in various sizes, and beeswax wraps.
Affordable range of delicious coffee beans
John and Jason’s vintage-style deli / health food store stocks a fair few zero waste goodies. They have the best range of zero waste coffee beans (including decaf) that I’ve seen, from Porlock-based company Miles.
Great range of baking ingredients, including gluten-free
Jo’s well-stocked shop is full of essentials like gluten-free flour, beeswax wraps, vegan sweets and dishwasher rinse aid – plus all the usual staples. She has a great range of snacks, plus oils and vinegar on tap.
Fab range of funky reusables & cupboard staples
Read my review of Waste Not Want Not.
Bridport’s zero waste shop is one of my favourites. Lovely Lydia stocks store cupboard staples (from coffee beans to Bombay mix), personal care and household cleaning products, refillable containers + funky reusables.