Navigating your way around all of the types of sugar out there can be a bit of a minefield, so I’ve put together this blog to save you some time and break it down! In essence, try to replace any refined sugars with unrefined sugars – or partially refined. Refined sugars are sugars that have gone through a chemical process to remove the molasses that are naturally found in it. The molasses contain the sugar cane's vitamins and minerals. The refining process involves sugar cane
Plastic Free July is an Australian initiative that has taken the world by storm. It was set up in 2011 to work towards a vision of a world free of plastic waste. Every year millions of people take part and end up making permanent changes to the amount of plastic they use in their day to day lives. So, this week, to get you started on your journey, we are giving away a food grade, stainless-steel straw with every order placed from today until 7th July. Just type in “plastic f
The past couple of months have been so busy getting lots of orders out across Horsham and our neighbouring villages (thanks to everyone who has shopped with us!) that I had completely forgotten about my little experiment to see whether the 100% plant based, certified home compostable bags would break down in clay soil. Well they have - completely! Back in November last year I buried a clump of about 10-15 of these plastic-free bags, to see what would happen when they were bur
This past week has been another incredibly busy week – thank you everyone for your support. In light of the huge number of orders, I will be making some changes to the delivery times - the majority of orders will now be delivered the Saturday or Sunday immediately following your order. New in: Organic 55% Dark Chocolate Drinking Flakes English Peppermint Toothpowder Tea Tree Soap Bar Mild Unscented baby Soap bar I have been able to source bulk supplies of the following flours
This week the focus is on red foods. Why? Well they are usually packed with natural antioxidants. Antioxidants help prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals. Free radicals are associated with oxidative stress which can cause inflammation. Oxidative stress results from an imbalance between the production of free radicals and a cell’s ability to detoxify them, leading to cellular damage. Along with blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, plums, organs, red grapes
Toothpaste tablets are chewable versions of the toothpaste from tubes. Just pop one in your mouth, chew to break it up and brush as you normally would. The fluoride toothpaste tablets contain 1450ppm fluoride, which is the same as regular toothpaste. Why switch to toothpaste tablets? I love them because there are plastic free, preservative free and are made responsibly in Europe. They are also vegan. The 2 month packs come in home compostable, plant based bags and a small car
Your time is precious and so I’ve made one thing easier for you - the latest complete price list is now available to view online https://www.zerowastebulkfoods.co.uk/price-list. Feel free to keep a copy on your phone to compare against your usual shop. If you want to reduce your plastic load, please consider splitting your usual shop and saying no to stores that package in plastic. Yes, it is a little but more work, but it will make a difference. There are hundreds of bulk f
We are a small business on a mission to remove as much plastic as possible from the supply chain. All of the money from sales is pumped straight back into the business to expand the product range and to promote the business. If there are any products that you would love to see stocked, please do email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Head over to www.zerowastebulkfoods.co.uk/products to have a browse! Free local delivery in and around Horsham, A flat rate of £4.00 outside
I had an idea last week, to create a Swap Out Plastic Challenge to share ideas, raise awareness and promote changes and solutions to swap plastic items for plastic free, sustainable alternatives. The challenge is open to everyone, to share your personal process of swapping out plastics. This could be a couple of sentences, a tip, a photo, a selfie, artwork, music… anything that can inspire and help others to make the change! Don’t forget to tag your posts using #SwapOutPlasti
Packing this order yesterday made me so happy! This amazing customer sent me lots of cotton reusable bags to pack her order in. Once delivered she transferred everything into glass jars to store. #zerowasting! If you would like me to pack your order in your own clean, reusable bags or containers, please pm me for a drop off / mailing address (please don't send to the correspondence address on the website!). #zerowastebulkfoods #zerowastehorsham #zerowastesussex#zerowastehome
Our bulk 5 litre liquid price list is ready! Please head to the bottom of any page on www.zerowastebulkfoods.co.uk and click on the pdf attachment. If you would like to make an order, please drop me an email (email@example.com) by 20 December. At this stage I don’t have enough space to hold enough stock for you to order as and when you need, but I will send out an email on a quarterly basis to take orders and deliver! The items you can buy in 5 litre quantities in
If you are planning to start buying some organic foods but aren’t sure where to start, read on! Pesticide Action Network UK (https://www.pan-uk.org/…/Pesticides-in-our-food-multiple-re…) have published a list of the fruits and vegetables containing the most pesticide residues – termed “The Dirty Dozen” and a list of foods with the least pesticide residues – termed “The Clean Fifteen”. So if you want to start the move towards buying organic foods, start swapping non-organic fo
A few years back I was reading an article about teabags and microplastic. Yes, the bags themselves can shed billions of particles of microplastics.
The Journal of Environmental Science & Technology published an article showing “that steeping a single plastic teabag at brewing temperature (95 °C) releases approximately 11.6 billion microplastics and 3.1 billion nanoplastics into a single cup”. Shocking right!
Please contact us if you have any questions – we’d love to help. If we can all make small changes and swaps to our everyday items, we’ll be heading in the right direction! Washing Up Soap Bar – biodegradable and made in the UK Loofah Cleaning Pad –biodegradable and home compostable Loofah Washing Up Pad – biodegradable and vegan Toothpaste Tablets (100% vegan) with fluoride plus food grade refillable, reusable and recyclable tin Stainless Steel Straws x 5 with plastic free, v
Cheeky Wipes make an amazing range of washable baby wipes, breast pads, makeup remover pads, washable sanitary pads, washable period pants and all the accessories you’ll need to use them. Hands up if you’ve watched the war on plastic. Horrifying isn’t it. The plastic versions of these items – nappy wipes, facial wipes, makeup remover wipes, sanitary pads and tampons contain plastic in addition to their plastic packaging. Nappy wipes actually contain up to 90% plastic and are