World Refill Day: 5 refillable shops in and around Newcastle
Do your bit to save the planet by switching to shopping at these zero waste shops near you.
265 Jesmond Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1LB
Bring your own jar, or buy one there, and fill to your heart’s content. Stocking all sorts from dried foods, chocolate, coffee beans, and tea to refill, as well as cleaning products, all plastic-free and with limited to no packaging.
Open for three years this year, Something Good has carved the path for refillable and zero waste stores in the North East. You can pick up all sorts of things, not only household goods and food, but gifts and treats for yourself. It’s in a lovely spot in Jesmond Vale, near Jesmond Dene. Lauren and her team are so friendly, and if you’re not sure or feel silly – just ask and they’re happy to help. Do something good for the environment.
For more info check out our article about Something Good here.
173/175 The Grainger Market Alley, 4 Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AE
Proudly named the first zero waste shop in Newcastle, Nill Living brings beautiful and sustainable everyday products to The Grainger Market. Home to a refill station stocking natural foods including, pasta, chickpeas, herbs and spices, oils and vinegar, why not bulk buy your dried goods in 1kg bags which will cut the cost? You can also get biodegradable, natural and plastic-free household cleaning products in glass amber bottles and refillable pouches, to further boost your sustainability.
HLN TOP TIP: Get your zero waste foods delivered right to your door through Nill Living’s home delivery service
Replenish by the Bay
101 Park View, Whitley Bay, NE26 3RJ
With the mission to promote and protect our local area and encourage others to shop more sustainably, this Whitley Bay store is one to pay a visit. Replenished by the Bay offers eco-friendly, reduced waste or refillable and locally sourced products. From pantry essentials and homeware to beauty and hygiene, baby and even pet products, owner Georgie helps protect the environment one household product at a time.
The Aviary, 14 -16 Brentwood Avenue, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 3DH
This new lifestyle store in the heart of Jesmond stocks the most incredible cleaning refill brand Miniml. From fabric conditioner to hand soap, try all these zero waste household products in 500ml bottles that you can bring back and refill. All the scents are so fresh and delightful – our favourite is French vanilla. Plus, Nuscasa stocksa carefully curated collection of independent homeware brands all made right here in the North East, too.
Buy The Kilo
Tynemouth, North Shields NE30 2TF
If you’re looking for plastic-free shopping in Tynemouth we know just the place – Buy The Kilo. From dried foods, household cleaning products and toiletries, Buy The Kilo stocks everything you can think of to help cut your single-use plastic at home. All you have to do is bring along a clean container with you and shop your heart out. Plus, while you’re there they also have an art gallery in store to promote artists who are working to highlight the blight of plastic on our land and similarly in our oceans.