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Posted by Stacey Towle 04 March, 2018 20:11

Does anyone know the 2 places on lordship lane where you can refill cleaning products? Is there anywhere to refill wine and olive oil? Thank you

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Posted by B&G 05 March, 2018 09:34

Sure. There are two places:

Karavan Eco (opposite Mrs Robinsons) does Ecover cleaners in bottles or refills if you take a container. We get handsoap and washing up liquid from them.

Health Matters (almost opposite Coop) does laundry detergent though I can't remember the name of the brand.

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by DK_87 05 March, 2018 10:54

Le Cave de Bruno on LL does refills for bottles of wine as well

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by B&G 05 March, 2018 11:01

@DK87 How could I forget!?

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by AllyCat 06 March, 2018 16:41

I'd be really interested in a zero waste shop locally....
I've been trying to buy as much as I can plastic free - taking my own containers to the butchers etc... Sainsbury were OK about me re-using one of their deli plastic pots which I took with me, and wanted olives....
On Inside Out last night they mentioned a zero waste shop in Battersea - I think it was this one...

[www.hetu.co.uk]

I've also bought a few products form this great website - [andkeep.com] - plastic free cotton buds (which come in a cute paper box) and some Beeswax wraps, which are brilliant... I believe Karavan Eco also sell the wraps...

Do keep us updated if this shop happens!

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by Sue 06 March, 2018 16:47

AllyCat Wrote:
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>
> I've also bought a few products form this great
> website - [andkeep.com] - plastic free
> cotton buds (which come in a cute paper box) and
> some Beeswax wraps, which are brilliant...


Thank you for that, I wasn't aware of that website.

Does anybody know of a non-plastic substitute for freezer storage? I wash and re-use bags and containers as much as I can, but I'd prefer some other method.

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Posted by annaborakowska 21 March, 2018 14:37

It is great that there is so many people in our area actually seeing the problem and willing to do something about it.
2 Girls Café at 24 Peckham Rye just announced that they will start a zero waste shop in their café in a few weeks time so we can all start buying locally organic produce with no packaging! Let's make the difference!

[www.facebook.com]

[twitter.com]

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Posted by mariagatty 22 March, 2018 02:46

Hats off to 2 girls cafe!! I support this 100%

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Posted by Nigello 22 March, 2018 06:30

Karavan sells bamboo lunch boxes with an elasticated band (which, to be fair, loses its tautness over time). Pret give you 50p off your hot drink if you use your own cup/mug, so that makes it 49p! I think, though, that a tax on single-use plastics or plastic-based products alongside a deposit scheme is needed to really change things.

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Posted by Asset 22 March, 2018 08:35

Just an aside - Fareshares has been going a lot longer than since 1998. I lived on the Pullen's estate (where it is located) for many years and it started around 1987, I think it got properly organised around 1998.

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Posted by Blackcurrant 22 March, 2018 17:48

Zero packaging would be inconvenient but zero plastic would be great. Or 100% biodegradable packaging. I hate how quickly my bins fill with unrecyclable landfill. Packaging that can be composted would be fine, would fully support it as I'm sure lots of people would.

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Posted by sparklehorse 23 March, 2018 10:59

This would be great 2 Girls Cafe. I'd be ok with no packaging - i.e. bringing my own containers.

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Posted by Annie5 25 March, 2018 13:24

I would definitely use a zero waste shop. Which are the shops in LL which do refills?

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Posted by ChloeDunbar 26 March, 2018 11:24

Yes, this would be brilliant. I am from Totnes in Devon and an amazing one has set up there:

[thezerowasteshop.co.uk]

I think this would be excellent and well used in East Dulwich or Herne Hill.

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by natty01295 26 March, 2018 22:54

Should Open one in East Dulwich

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by Nigello 27 March, 2018 09:25

Shop or no shop, we can all cut down on packaging and waste: own cups to coffee shops, buying in bulk/concentrated liquids, etc, not buying stuff we do not need in the first place.

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Posted by tanyafairtlough 02 April, 2018 10:11

I would definitely shop at a place like this and I'm sure lots of people would really go for it.

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by dbboy 02 April, 2018 11:45

Leave the packaging behind at the supermarket to dispose off.

Try buying products not wrapped in plastic, look for items in boxes, try not to use so many plastic bags when buying fruit and veg, or buy from the greengrocers who put everything in brown paper bags. Ask the butcher to wrap in paper rather in plastic bags.



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messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by coqueliklo 02 April, 2018 17:21

I will be interested to that concept! please let me know where you will open.

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Posted by elln 04 April, 2018 10:58

Hi there,

I lived in California where I used to shop in a big grocery store, built as a cooperative (all the employees were also owners of the place). It was a zero waste shop and I loved it. I loved the idea son much that I wanted to bring it here. Looking for a partner in crime for a while, but couldn't really find one. Please feel free to PM me to talk about it.

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Posted by Stacey Towle 03 December, 2018 21:21

[www.eastdulwichforum.co.uk]


I just came across this post! smiling smiley Thanks Klove

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by bodsier 08 December, 2018 10:59

B&G Wrote:
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> Sure. There are two places:
>
> Karavan Eco (opposite Mrs Robinsons) does Ecover
> cleaners in bottles or refills if you take a
> container. We get handsoap and washing up liquid
> from them.
>
> Health Matters (almost opposite Coop) does laundry
> detergent though I can't remember the name of the
> brand.



Do they do the later versions of washing up liquid rather than the horrible clinical smelling original ?

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by Sally Eva 08 December, 2018 11:19

There's a new packaging-free shop in Nunhead (near Ayres and Sopers) which does washing up liquid (as well as lots of other things)

[www.southeast15.com]

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Posted by marianne 08 December, 2018 11:23

There is a new zero waste shop opening soon in Dartmouth Road, Forest Hill opening soon. Owned by Aga's Deli I believe. 176 bus door to door....

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Posted by alice 08 December, 2018 11:26

Really like nunheads BYO and it’s next door to excellent coffee.

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Posted by craigmelson 15 December, 2018 08:41

Nah it’s too annoying. Also the plastic waste in the uk doesn’t really end up in the sea or landfill as we’ve got recycling infrastructure. Though arguably it’s still pretty wasteful

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Posted by hpsaucey 15 December, 2018 19:59

craigmelson Wrote:
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> Nah it’s too annoying. Also the plastic waste in
> the uk doesn’t really end up in the sea or
> landfill as we’ve got recycling infrastructure.
> Though arguably it’s still pretty wasteful

Riggghtt! We just ship much of our plastic off for someone else to deal with: maybe recycled there; maybe dumped or landfill.

HP

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by Whittler 17 December, 2018 17:36

... it seems it's likely that plastic waste from Britain is ending up in the ocean...
Reduce, reuse and ummm, try to keep it to an absolute minimum for recycling.

[www.independent.co.uk]

Aga and Anna (of Aga's Little Deli, Dartmouth Rd) are indeed opening a zero-waste greengrocer just a bit further along from the deli/cafe on Dartmouth Rd at the start of next year. Very exciting, as I know they are researching and sourcing a lot of great products for the shop.

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Posted by MMcGarry January 02, 05:24PM

I would definitely be interested in this!

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Posted by mrsps April 26, 06:52AM

Just wanted to say that - like many of us - I’m trying to reduce my household waste and karavan have been fab with refilling my soap/washing up liquid/detergent bottles. They’ll refill any bottle that has a measurement on it, so it doesn’t need to be in an ecover bottle.

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