Zero waste shop opens in Clifton

by Dan Izzard

26 November 2018

Dig out those containers: another anti-packaging shop has launched in Bristol

We’re massive fans of zero waste shops; they are a top way to avoid single-use food packaging – and sometimes even save money. Smaller Footprints is the latest shop of this ilk to open in Bristol – the third the city has welcomed in 2018, in fact.

Located on Regent Street in Clifton Village, it's the venture of locals Grant Mercer and Hazel Foster. This place aims to help punters shop waste-free and leave a smaller footprint on the earth, by selling its goods by weight, with shoppers bringing in old containers to reuse. 

So, gather up those bags, jars and lunch boxes and take your pick from a wide range of products; you’ll find the usual supplies of rice, lentils and muesli, as well as the likes of chocolate covered fruit, honey and coffee. There’s also a great range of kitchen items like metal straws and beeswax wraps.

As well as cutting out unnecessary plastic, buying ingredients by weight like this is an easy way to cut down on food wastage, as you can buy the exact amount you need. We call that win-win.