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 -


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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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