The Future of Packaging-Less Shopping

Are you ready to join the green revolution? If you care about the environment then you can refill and re-use to reduce packaging, save money and reduce waste. Eco-friendly refillable products are the best choice for our health and the planet. Household cleaning products, personal toiletries, bamboo toilet rolls and dried pantry staples such as fruit &nuts, pulses and bread flour are all just a mouse-click away. And, why not sign up to a community growers box scheme and have fresh, locally-grown, vegetable, fruit, eggs and bread delivered straight to your door? Dairies are doing their bit too, with milk and fruit juice deliveries in returnable glass bottles available once again in our towns and rural villages. Shop with ethical suppliers and support local businesses that share your vision of a greener future. You’ll find plenty of ideas below.

North-East Organic Growers– have been growing certified organic vegetables on their 10-acre site near Bedlington and supplying customers throughout the North-East since 1995. They offer a variety of different sized veg and fruit bags as well as organic free-range eggs and organic bread. You can sign up for a Trial of the box / bag scheme through their website or by contacting them at or on 01670 821 070.

Davidsons Dairy is a family-run dairy goods supplier based in the Willowtree Industrial Estate, Alnwick delivering fresh milk, cream, fruit juices, yoghurts, cheese and butter. The dairy delivers as far north as Berwick upon Tweed and as far south as Stannington – and everwhere in between: Alnwick, Longhorsley, Bamburgh, Seahouses, Craster, Alnmouth, Warkworth, Amble, and all down the coast. To place an order call 01665 602599, email

Christmas Farm is a small organically-certified family farm in in the heart of rural Northumberland. The farm produces rare-breed, organically-reared beef, lamb and pork which it sells together with eggs and a range of fruit and vegetables through its Organic Box Scheme and Pop-up Farm Shop at Longframlington. The Farm Shop is open Friday, Saturday and Sundays 10am-4pm. Email:, or

Bower Collective offers highly effective, natural household products in reusable packaging to help you create a more sustainable home. All cleaning refills are toxin-free, vegan and naturally fragranced. Best sellers include Washing Up Liquid, Non-Bio Laundry Liquid, All-Purpose Sanitiser Spray and Limescale Remover. Simply top up your dispensers and send back the empty refill pouches in the pre-paid envelope!

Miniml is a UK based company delivering 100% vegan, cruelty-free, award winning, planet-friendly household and personal care products to your door. It operates a 100% zero-waste supply chain. Their range include, household cleaning, personal care and dog grooming products.

Who Gives a Crap produces and delivers ethically produced toilet paper, tissues and kitchen towels. Half of its profits are donated to non-profit organisations to build toilets, deliver clean water and improve sanitation around the world. The other half is re-invested into the business to help fund its growth.