LOVE BUDE, HATE WASTE

our zero waste story (so far)

We are fortunate to live in Bude as it leads the way in so many ‘green’ initiatives, but after visiting refill shops elsewhere in the country, we began thinking how good it would be to have something similar in our town. 

We realised that, often, reducing packaging meant buying ‘premium’ products which made it unaffordable for many so we decided to take the bull by the horns and open a shop that met these needs ourselves! Many months of hard work later our group of eight; Deb, Genevieve, Jackie, Jodie, Karen, Lou, Rachel and Sue began to see our efforts bear fruit. We are all volunteers who live locally (either in Bude or one of the surrounding villages) and share both a passion for protecting the environment and desire to bring zero waste shopping to our town.

We wanted to make this a truly local project and quickly decided to operate as a social enterprise* so we formed a community interest company which will give 100% of its profits back to local community groups. The shop will initially be staffed by volunteers but we hope that once the business is established we will be able to offer work to local people and have committed to offer the national living wage.

Our main aim is to enable people to shop locally in a way that helps them reduce single use plastics but another important aspect of this type of shopping is that it enables you to buy only what you need. For older people, those on limited incomes or people living alone this is a major
benefit as often supermarket shopping promotes buying in larger quantities for ‘better value’.

We’re so excited that our dream is finally becoming a reality and we really look forward to seeing you soon….

*Want to know more about social enterprises? Click here to find out more.

SHOP PLASTIC FREE WITH US!

bring your own containers - buy just what you need - save money and waste

HOW IT WORKS

1. tare (weigh); 2. fill with goodies; 3. weigh again at our till; and 4. pay for the contents. Don't worry - we do the maths for you!

WHAT WE STOCK

kitchen cupboard essentials, herbs and spices, nuts, crisps, toiletries, sanitary products, cleaning stuff and a few surprises!

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WHO WE WORK WITH

 local suppliers and local makers  suppliers whose ethical credentials are aligned with our own  makers whose products are cruelty free and kind to the environment

NEED SOME INSPO? COOK WITH US!

easy peasy recipes from Ali at CookSIMPLYcooK

What's in the bag?

Enjoy our recipe of the week -


What's in the bag?

Enjoy our recipe of the week -


What's in the bag?

Enjoy our recipe of the week -


  • If you hate food waste but can't seem to ditch the cling film then you need to try a wax wrap! These handy wraps can be used in so many ways, cover a bowl, wrap a sarnie, create a snack pouch......you can mould and shape them just with a little warmth from your hands and use them over and over again! ⠀⠀
These wraps will last up to a year before they will need a refresh of wax and can be wiped or rinsed clean (under cool water only otherwise the wax will melt!)
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Our wraps are homemade in Hartland, Devon by Waxilicious Beeswax Wraps who use locally sourced products wherever possible. We have family packs in a range of sizes (the biggest will cover a loaf of bread!) and each pack costs £12.
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  • 🧐 Monday price-checker: Red lentils
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Sainsbury's, Tesco, Morrisons - all 23p/100g
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ReFILL Shop - 22p/100g
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🏋️‍♂️ The health benefits of lentils include improved digestion, a healthy heart, diabetes control, cancer management, weight loss, prevention of anemia and better electrolytic activity due to potassium. They are a good source of protein and are great for pregnant women. They aid in the prevention of atherosclerosis and in maintaining a healthy nervous system.
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There are so many uses for red lentils, which are quick and easy to cook, but here's a simple, filling and delicious soup:
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Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup
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Ingredients
100g dried red lentils
350g sweet potato, diced
1 carrot, diced
Zest and juice of 1 orange
800ml vegetable stock, made with 1 stock cube
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Method
1. Rinse the lentils and put in a large pan with the sweet potato, carrot, orange zest and juice, and stock. 
2. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 mins, stirring occasionally, until the veg and lentils are tender 
3. Blend and serve!
4. If you wish, top your soup with a tbsp crème fraiche and 1/2 tsp pan-toasted (1min) cumin seeds per bowl.
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  • You won’t hear this from us! We welcome your containers!! 😆💚 ~
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  • @brownhillphotography.art enjoying a cuppa at Bedruthen Steps with one of our #refillbude branded rCups. ☕️ ⠀⠀
@rcuponeplanet are the first reusable cups to be made from recycled coffee cups and have been cleverly designed for 360° drinking! The perfect travel mug for on the go, you can pop it open with one hand (or one finger) and it’s totally leakproof. Definitely a winner all round! 👊
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Even better, each cup sold raises money for #budeseapool so we can continue to enjoy this fabulous feature #lovewhereyoulive #bigupbude 🌊💙
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📸 courtesy of @brownhillphotography.art 🙏
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  • If you are looking for a fun activity for you Thursday evening then look no further! For our first ‘Themed Thursday’ evening - you can come and make your own peanut butter!  We've got the roasted (unsalted) peanuts 🥜, we've got the fancy machine - now all we need is you! 👊
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This Thursday 5-6pm - buy your nuts and blend to make a delicious, natural butter - it's really quite fun!
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Our fab @nutramilk_uk nut butter/milk maker was kindly sponsored by Atlantic Rest Natural Burial. 🙏
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  • Our fave plastic free and 100% natural deodorants are back in stock! 🙌
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They come in various scrumptious scents (or unfragranced if you’re not a fan of scents) and are all vegan 🌱 ⠀⠀
Open tomorrow 10-4 - see you soon! 💚
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  • #doingitfordavid! ⠀⠀
To celebrate David Attenborough's 93rd birthday we are going to be open this Wednesday, 8th May from 10-4. 🥳
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Come along and see us to find out what you could be doing to reduce your single use plastic 💚
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#doitfordavid #happybirthdaydavid #davidattenborough #blueplanet
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  • Wishing you all lots of bank holiday joy! ⠀⠀
We are open today and Monday 10-4 so pop in and say hello 👋 ⠀⠀
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  • If you’re new to ReFILL shop you may not know that we are set up as a CIC (Community Interest Company). That means all of our profits get reinvested back into the shop and shared out to local community projects. ⠀⠀
The shop was set up and is run entirely by volunteers 💚 💚💚
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  • 💚 New in stock 💚
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Guppy friend washing bags are designed to catch all the tiny microfibres that are released from your synthetic clothing in the wash.🎽👚 ⠀⠀
Just pop your synthetics in the bag (don’t overfill, they need to be able to move around) and wash as normal. You’ll find the microfibres collect in the corners of the bag like lint so you can pick it out and dispose of it safely. No more microfibres washed down the drain! 🙌
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Check out  @stopmicrowaste for more info. 🐠🐙🐟🐡
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£28 each ⠀⠀
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Location is everything

You’ll find us tucked neatly in the heart of Bude at 12a Belle Vue Lane, not far from the triangle.

Give us a call if you need directions: 01288 355561
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