Absolutely wasted: Zero Green

by Jess Carter

12 March 2018

A new food shop has just launched in Bristol – and it’s the first of its kind in the city.

Zero Green, on North Street in Bedminster, is a waste- and plastic-free grocery shop, conceived by pals Lidia Rueda Losada and Stacey Fordham. Shoppers will be able to find all kinds of store cupboard staples here, like pasta, rice, flour, spices, pulses, coffee and tea – all sans packaging and sold by weight.

Much of the stock is organic, and suppliers (which include Essentials, Shipton Mill and Clifton Coffee) have been chosen for their eco-friendly style; Clifton Coffee even agreed to change the packaging they’d deliver to the shop in, to fit in with Zero Green’s ethos. Customers are encouraged to bring their own vessels to take their groceries away in, safe in the knowledge they’re not forking out for unnecessary packaging.