Shopping both sustainably and ethically
Milk on tap
Fresh semi-skimmed dairy milk. Buy a glass bottle then use and reuse again and again. (Pop the bottle in your dishwasher or use a bottle brush, also available in the shop.)
Better for the environment - no more plastic.
Better for your purse - cheaper than milk in plastic bottles in the shop.
Better flexibility - 250ml glass bottles available for those who would like to try the milk first, or for those who don't drink much milk.
Try it and see! We think you will be delighted at the taste.
Hairy Ballz are 100% New Zealand wool balls. Put a pair in your washing machine - as water from your laundry passes through them they catch the tiny particles of synthetic fibre that have been released from your clothing. They can also be used in the tumble dryer as the water captured speeds the drying process.
The ballz will keep working on reducing ocean pollution for approximately 100 washes - when they need to be changed they can be put out with your clothes recycling or taken to a local textile recycling point.
Chewsy plant-based plastic free gum
Did you know that ordinary chewing gum contains plastic?! Not only are there concerns about health, the 10 billion or so pieces of gum thrown on the ground each day around the world cause major problems for our environment. Chewsy is a more eco-friendly solution . . .
Seedboms are guerrilla gardening!
The 100% recycled and recyclable glue free cardboard packaging is filled with an organic peat-free compost and wildflower or herb seeds. There's no need to plant it - it splits open upon impact with the ground and the seeds grow where they land. The seedbom biodegrades into the environment leaving only plants behind.
PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION: LOTS MORE ECO-PRODUCTS AVAILABLE SO PLEASE COME BACK SOON OR BETTER STILL, HAVE A LOOK AT OUR EVER-CHANGING DISPLAYS IN THE SHOP.
Many of the items shown the gifts page on are also eco-friendly, so have a look there, and also at our 'bring-me-back' bags, made by the community for the community.
If you have any additional suggestions for eco-friendly goods, please let us know!
Hampstead Norreys Community Shop works hard to help protect our environment: see GreenFest at www.ourgreenfest.co.uk for information about what our eco-group from the shop have been up to!