London’s first zero waste supermarket
Hands up who wasn’t affected by David Attenborough’s distressing images of plastic polluting our seas. We can’t get them out of our heads, and have been making a concerted effort to change our own habits – making packed lunches, asking for our lattes in reusable cups and buying loose veggies rather than pre-packaged ones.
But this month, we’ll be taking things a step further and doing our grocery shop at Bulk Market, London’s first zero waste supermarket. Having launched last summer in a pop-up location, the store was so successful that it will open at a new permanent site in Hackney this month, with an innovative design that uses harvested waste materials found in unusual locations – including the Royal Opera House – to furnish the space.
While the store might not be on the doorstep, stocking everything from dry goods to homemade pasta and natural ingredients for DIY beauty products, we think the effort of getting there will be more than rewarded.