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growing and so is local awareness of the issues. For example, microplastics have always been a problem but now more people understand what they are and the damage they cause. That’s why we only work with makers of natural, organic clothing; man-made fibres push plastics into our oceans every time they’re washed.” This also extends to Sancho’s self-designed range, created because consumers deserve “beautiful, size-inclusive, affordable fashion.” Both Faye and Kalkidan have arrived in Devon as relative newcomers – Faye from Wales and Kalkidan from Ethiopia – but both are now a firm part of the county’s burgeoning zero waste community, which is represented all over Devon. Kindly provided to LOVE Devon by Recycle Devon is a list of some of the places in Devon where you can start making those important changes (right).

KALKIDAN LEGESSE SHARES HER ADVICE ON LEADING A MORE SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE… Consume less – buy fewer clothes, less 1 packaged food and drink.

Sancho’s

117 Fore Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3JQ 07411 361643 sanchosshop.com

Zero Exeter

127 Fore Street, Exeter Devon, EX4 3JQ zeroexeter@gmail.com

The Zero Waste Shop

101 High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5PF 01803 863399 hello@thezerowasteshop.co.uk

Save a Packet

8 The Anchor Centre, Bridge Street, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1SB 01548 853971 saveapacket.2@mail.com

Nourish of Topsham

56 Fore Street, Topsham, EX3 0HW 01392 757477 hello@nourishoftopsham.com

Nourish of Magdalen Road, Exeter (Opening soon at time of printing)

Fillfull

Look at your lifestyle and take one element 2 at a time. E.g. what are you collecting most of in your recycling bin? Once you’ve worked it out, buy less. Take more care over your shopping choices. 3 Zero waste products can be beautiful, luxurious, affordable and functional – they’re often actually better than what you were using before!

REFILL DEVON Refill Devon is a campaign which aims to stem the tide of single-use plastic bottle pollution by making Devon a county in which refilling your water bottle becomes a cultural norm. To do this they are trying to encourage businesses and organisations across Devon to sign-up to become Refill Stations. This means that people can go into any of these participating outlets and fill up a bottle with water for free, cutting down on the amount of single use plastic bottles being brought. Participating businesses are added to the Refill app and there are currently almost 700 Refill Stations across Devon! It’s easy, healthy, cheap and aims to reduce the amount of plastic bottles ending up in our oceans. And Devon is surrounded by amazing ocean - what’s not to love? For more information on Refill in Devon please visit www.recycledevon.org/RefillDevon

2 Mill Street, Ottery St. Mary, Devon, EX11 1AD 01404 811144 hello@fillfull.co.uk

Nature’s Nutrition

45 Mill Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2JW 01237 425194 naturesnutrition@outllook.com shop@naturesnutrition.life

The Real Food Store and Café

Store: 3 The Crescent, Exeter Central Station, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3SB Café: Exeter Library, Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PQ 01392 681234 info@realfoodexeter.co.uk cafe@realfoodexeter.co.uk

Powderham Farm Shop

(loose oils and vinegars) Powderham Estate, Kenton, Devon, EX6 8JE 01626 891883 sales@powderhamfarmshop.co.uk

Darts Farm (refillable products) Clyst St. George, Exeter, EX3 0QH 01392 878205 info@dartsfarm.co.uk The House of Green at Tiverton Pannier Market

Market Square, off Fore Street, Tiverton, EX16 6NH 01884 243351 and 07905 209058

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LOVE Devon magazine Issue 3 2019  

LOVE Devon magazine is a celebration of the people and places of Devon, produced by independent charity Devon Communities Together. The LOVE...

LOVE Devon magazine Issue 3 2019  

LOVE Devon magazine is a celebration of the people and places of Devon, produced by independent charity Devon Communities Together. The LOVE...

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