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Zero Waste Packaging

Where possible we source our bulk goods from suppliers that ship in paper or fabric sacks. We then reuse these in a myriad of ways from mulching in the garden to cutting up and making other zero waste life items from like produce bags and pouches for travel items. Some items however, find their way to us in plastic. This is mighty frustrating, but what is heartening is that we are already changing the way some suppliers ship to us, we now have several suppliers who now only ship with sustainable packing, some zero packaging apart form the box!

Locally sourced Products

Supporting local business is a huge part of what we do here at ZWE. Our coffee comes from a roastery in Littlington, our Menstrual pads come from 10 minutes up the road from the shop! Other items are a little further a field but everything non food is from the UK and that means the world to us!

We only have one planet, let’s look after it

The main reason we do what we do here is for our Living Planet. Without her, nothing else matters and nothing else would exist! There are so many things we can all do on top of our shopping choices and we talk about these things regularly on our blog in the latest news section here!

We practice what we preach

We want you to know we aren't just people who own a zero waste shop. We live it to, as best as we can! Like everyone, we're not 100% there yet but isn't it better to be on the journey at all than not? Every day we are learning, striving, reusing and refusing. More and more our home and life is shifting further toward that goal of Zero Waste and wherever we can, we share our finds, hacks, tips and tricks. We are a community after all, with one goal, protect our Earth!

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Andy and Abi at Zero Waste Eastbourne

It all started with a simple idea: Reduce waste products.

We need to make a big change

We knew, and had known for a while that we needed to make bigger changes to our daily lives to feel like we were making a difference, climate change wise. One way to do this was to up our efforts in shopping Zero Waste style, plastic free, refill and local!

There was one rather large problems there though, our nearest refill shop was a 35 minute train journey away. Not too handy for popping to the shop for washing up liquid or cumin for dinner that night!

"We could open one of those Zero Waste shops..." an innocent comment in conversation, which turned into our very own Zero Waste shop!

After taking a look at our own needs as an average family in a town of many like us, our mission was clear.

Be central, be open, be stocked with things everyone uses!

Eastbourne is our home, let's clean it up!

Eastbourne is a stunning town and everyone can do their bit to keep it looking and feeling its best!

We are very lucky to have our own groups from organisations such as Plastic free Eastbourne, Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion and Friends of The Earth, all organising events like beach and park cleans, peaceful protests and meetings to get everyone involved in protecting the planet and our little slice on it. Get in touch to find out how you can get involved!

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Zero Waste Directory

If you're not near Eastbourne, or if you are but are travelling further away for a time, check out this amazing list of Zero Waste Shops in the UK!

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Low Waste Peaceful Parenting

Emma Ross aka Mamalina is a force to be reckoned with! 2 gorgeous boys and a 3rd baby on the way, her Youtube channel is a feast of slow day blogs, tips, hacks, discussions, general yumminess and yoga! Check her out, you won't be sorry!

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Inspiration

Charlotte over at Zero Waste Life is a superstar, with an epic TedX talk and a website bursting at the seams with info, you'll thank us later for the link!

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