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 -


  • 🧐 Monday price-checker: environmentally-friendly washing up liquid (per litre - prices vary with container size):
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Sainsburys Ecover: £2.89-£3.89
Morrisons Ecover: £2.58-£3.56
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ReFILL Shop: Sesi Detergent Refill Unfragranced or Spiced Ginger (any quantity you like): * £2.00 per ltr * 😁
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We love SESI products not only because they are effective, cruelty-free, eco-products but also because SESI take back 20l containers to be refilled around 100 times.  Everyone's a winner! 🏆
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  • Hands up who's heading to LEOPALLOOZA in 2 weeks?! 🎶🙌🙌🎶
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We love festival season and we love it even more now that other venues are waking up and ditching the single use plastics 💚 (Leopallooza swapped single use for reusable cups aaaaages ago because they are awesome! In fact they were the first UK festival to ban single use cups and they're totally committed to reducing their festival footprint, you can see all the cool stuff they're up to here....https://www.leopallooza.com/our-ethos)
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If you're off to a festival (or even if you're just off camping) we have got the perfect essentials pack. It's everything you need for a weekend in a field..... ⛺️
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1 x recycled paper loo roll (can also be used to blow your nose, wipe off make up, mop up a beer spillage..... so many possibilities!) 🧻
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1 x 15ml Shade all natural suncream in a perfectly pocket sized tin! 🌞
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1 x bamboo toothbrush plus toothtabs (which take up zero space and don't need water to use) 🦷
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1 x Kutis natural deodorant for pleasant pits and happy noses 🌸👃
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1 x mini hair and body bar from our bestselling Pure Nuff Stuff range. One bar does it all, wash your hands, your body and your hair! Total winner 🤩
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All this for £20 plus you get a handy reusable Morsbag for FREE! ⠀⠀
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#festivalready #plasticfreefestival #zerowastefestival #leopallooza #bigupbude #wearebude #budelocal #lovebude #lovebudehatewaste #refill #refillshopbude #zerowaste #sustainableliving #refillshop #plasticfree #shoplocal #zerowastelifestyle #nomoresingleuseplastic #supportsmallbusiness #refusesingleuse #cornwall #refusereducereuserecycle
  • 👋 Hey, just so you know, there’s no need to ‘use it all up’ before you come in! ⠀⠀
As long as you weigh before you fill we still only charge you for what goes in. 👍 We’re pretty handy with a calculator these days but it’s really quite simple, we just deduct the starting weight from the end weight, ta da!! 💁‍♀️
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So no need for spares or multiple trips, just top up when you want to 😃💚
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  • 🧐 Monday price-checker: it's 'new-kid-on-the-block', Tamari.  We are so pleased to be able to offer you this naturally-brewed, gluten free soy sauce which is a fabulous all-purpose seasoning (watch out for our recipe this Friday).
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Sainsburys (cheapest brand) £1.00/100ml
Morrisons (own brand) £1.03/100ml
Tesco (cheapest brand) £1.04/100ml
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ReFILL Shop: Meridian Tamari 95p/100ml 🙌
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#tamari #glutenfree #refill #refillshopbude #plasticfreeproduce #zerowaste #sustainableliving #refillshop #plasticfree #shoplocal #zerowastefood #zerowastekitchen #zerowastelifestyle #nomoresingleuseplastic #supportsmallbusiness #refusesingleuse #cornwall #refusereducereuserecycle #refillshopping #bigupbude #wearebude #budelocal #lovebude #lovebudehatewaste
  • If you’re looking for an end of term teacher gift we’ve got some lovely options. 👨‍🏫 ⠀⠀
Ranging from £1 to £13 there’s a little something to suit eveyone. 👩‍🏫 ⠀⠀
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  • You asked we've got it! Tamari is a Japanese version of soy sauce, the main difference being that it contains no wheat and thus no gluten. Tamari usually looks darker and has a richer, less salty taste than soy sauce. 🤤
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 #refill #refillshopbude #plasticfreeproduce #zerowaste #sustainableliving #refillshop #plasticfree #shoplocal #zerowastefood #zerowastekitchen #zerowastelifestyle #nomoresingleuseplastic #supportsmallbusiness #refusesingleuse #cornwall #refusereducereuserecycle #refillshopping #bigupbude #wearebude #budelocal #lovebude #lovebudehatewaste
  • 🧐 Monday price checker: sea salt 🧂(let's get down to basics). The cheapest supermarket options we could find per 100g:
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Sainsburys: 25.7p; Morrisons: 27p; Tesco: 26p
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ReFILL Shop: fine or coarse sea salt: 20p
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And for the next week we're going to drop it even further to 10p per 100g so give us a try! 🎉
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Bring anything you like to fill up, whether it's a half empty salt pot, clean margarine tub, jar... the options are endless! 💚 ⠀⠀
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 #refill #refillshopbude #plasticfreeproduce #zerowaste #sustainableliving #refillshop #plasticfree #shoplocal #zerowastefood #zerowastekitchen #zerowastelifestyle #nomoresingleuseplastic #supportsmallbusiness #refusesingleuse #cornwall #refusereducereuserecycle #refillshopping #bigupbude #wearebude #budelocal #lovebude #lovebudehatewaste
  • Our ReFill Shop @wearejedz bottle keeping athletes hydrated with no single use plastic! 👊 Well done Craig Harper at the European Multisport Championship in Romania 🏊‍♂️🚴🏼‍♂️🏃‍♂️
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#romania #targumures #jedzbottle #wheresmyjedz #refill #refillshopbude #zerowaste #sustainableliving #refillshop #plasticfree #zerowastelifestyle #nomoresingleuseplastic #refusesingleuse #cornwall #refusereducereuserecycle #bigupbude #wearebude #budelocal #lovebude #lovebudehatewaste #useareusable #reusablewaterbottle #europeanmultisportschampionships
  • Hello sunshine! ☀️If you are out enjoying the warm weather, make sure you are protected. ⠀⠀
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Shade suncream is now in stock and it is all natural and 100% plastic free! 🙌🙌 It's also.....
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~ Non toxic - non-nano
~ Safe for all skin types
~ Effective - tested to EU standards
~ Not tested on animals 🐰 ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A handy FAQ can be found at shadecream.com/faqs⠀⠀
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*Remember to always listen to your body and cover up if you get too hot! Don't be the lobster on the beach 🦞
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  • 🧐 Today's (more tricky) price checker: dried Puy Lentils
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These little green-speckled lentils are easy to cook (20-25mins) and look so attractive BUT it's now really hard to find them (other than pre-cooked in a non-recyclable pouch 😔):
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Sainburys, Tesco, Morrisons, Grapetree - nope!
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How about online? Yes, (with packaging and individual road miles 🤨) buywholefoodsonline.co.uk - 44p/100g
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ReFILL Shop - 32p/100g 🥳
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There are so many recipes using puy lentils but here is a favourite from the Bosh Boys: you.co.uk/bosh-vegan-shepherds-pie-recipe/ @bosh.tv ⠀⠀
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 #bigupbude #wearebude #budelocal #lovebude #lovebudehatewaste #refill #refillshopbude #plasticfreeproduce #zerowaste #sustainableliving #refillshop #plasticfree #shoplocal #zerowastefood #zerowastekitchen #zerowastelifestyle #nomoresingleuseplastic #supportsmallbusiness #refusesingleuse #cornwall #refusereducereuserecycle #refillshopping

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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