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Waste not, want not - greener living in southeast London

Little local gems Bring Your Own on Evalina Road in Peckham sells quality, organic grains, pulses, nuts, dried fruits, pickles and spices by weight, plus household goods including cleaning products and body care essentials, all in reusable containers without the plastic wrapping. www.bringyourownuk.com

Abel & Cole launches Club Zero Following a hugely successful trial, Abel & Cole has gone national in delivering popular pantry items in returnable, refillable pots. The service slashes reliance on single use packaging in grocery shopping, as well as waste in homes, and really marks a shift in how grocery delivery companies can and should be getting their products into customers’ homes. Abel & Cole has been the organic homedelivery pioneer since the ‘80s. Nowadays there’s a whole lot more than just spuds on offer, from seasonal fruit & veg boxes to eco-friendly cleaning bits and bobs and everything in between. It has saved approximately 55 million single use plastic bags from landfill and week on week it reduces single use packaging waste by 88%, in comparison to an average supermarket shop. The new refillable pot initiative - called Club Zero, is the next bold step in its journey. www.abelandcole.co.uk

Beetroot & Beans on Dartmouth Road in Forest Hill is a zero waste greengrocer stocking plant based food - fresh juices, smoothies and salads in glass jars, glass bottles and paper boxes for take away. Fill your own packaging with beans, grains, rice, and pasta, pickles, vegan products, plus veggie and vegan meals. The Store Cupboard at Crystal Palace Food Market sells unpackaged organic whole foods, herbal teas and spices sold by weight, @StoreCupboardCP on Twitter. FareShares in Elephant & Castle’s Crampton Street is a not-for-profit co-op stocking mostly organic grains, beans and pulses, fresh bread, fruit and veg, dried fruit and nuts and other food and household products. Stock is bought in bulk and sold to the community as cheaply as possible. www.fareshares.org.uk

Roots and Cycles in Haynes Lane in Crystal Palace sells eco household refills and locally hand-made natural products, @rootsandcycles on Twitter. Naked Larder in Herne Hill also bulk-buys to offer customers dry goods and eco-friendly cleaning products to fill your own re-usable containers. Register for free to access the online shop, then place your order for monthly collection. www.nakedlarder.co.uk 161 Food and Drink on Sydenham’s Kirkdale specialises in organic and low-intervention wine, sold in their popular bar alongside home-cooked, often foraged food. Find 161 Food+Drink on Facebook for menus, events and wine tasting dates. The owners have a direct relationship with many of the growers whose wines they sell through their sister company Wines Under The Bonnet, www.winesutb.com SWOP on Burnt Ash Road in Lee Green sells packaging-free organic, vegetarian and vegan food, baked goods, groceries and household products. Stock is Fairtrade, and where possible locally sourced. www.swop.market

Baby food pouches made from plants Piccolo has become the first baby food company in the UK to launch a bio-based pouch, made from 80% plant-derived materials. Offering more sustainable, lower carbon packaging, each pouch is packed with the organic and Fairtrade, Mediterranean-inspired meals that the brand is so loved for. Available as Mango Pure, Plum Pure, Red & Go, Purple & Go and Green & Go, Piccolo’s bio-based pouches are available from all major supermarkets including Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons nationwide. www.mylittlepiccolo.com/purpose

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