Our top tops for reducing unnecessary plastic
2) Use refill stations for loose dry food, cleaning products and toiletries
3) Bring Your Own – water bottle, carrier bag, coffee cup, lunchbox, straw, cutlery
4) Ask your preferred shop/café/canteen/takeaway/bar to stop serving up plastic
Shops with refill stations & other plastic-free goods
Harriets of Hove is a food, toiletries and kitchen products refills store. They also sell unpackaged seasonal vegetables, a wide range of bamboo products and many more sustainable items for people to rid unnecessary plastics from their daily lives.
Where: 48 Blatchington Road, Hove, BN3 3YH
When: Mon – Thurs 9am-5pm; Fri 9am-7pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-4pm
HISBE has an extensive range of ‘nude food’ and a ‘refill bar’ that contains everything from nuts and cereals to oils and cleaning products. The original supermarket rebels!
Where: 20-21 York Place, Brighton, BN1 4GU
When: Every day 8am-9pm
Infinity Foods – Brighton-based wholefoods shop and wholesaler, selling a huge array of vegetarian, mainly organic foods and environmentally-friendly toiletries and household products (including refills).
Where: 25 North Road, Brighton BN1 1YA
Opening times: Mon-Sat 9.30am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Store Brighton sell dried food, household essentials, toiletries and bodycare without any plastic packaging.
Where: 253E Ditchling Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6JD
When: Mon – Fri 9am – 5.30pm; Sat 10am – 5.30pm; Sun 10am – 2pm
WasteNot – situated in the London Road Open Market, this store offers completely zero waste packaging options for dry and wet goods, alongside other useful items to help you go plastic-free.
Where: Unit 9 Brighton Open Market, Marshalls Row, BN1 4JU
When: Mon & Tues 9.30am – 5.30pm; Weds 9am-1pm; Thurs & Fri 9am-6pm; Sat 9.30am-5.30pm; Sundays & bank holidays 11am-4pm
Look at our listings for local and organic stockists as many of these also have refill stations and/or loose fresh produce available.
Schemes and campaigns to help you reduce plastic
Refill Fill up your reusable water bottle for free on the go using the Refill app, or look out for the Refill stickers in windows of over 170 participating businesses in this area.
Plastic Free Pledge – find out which local organisations have pledged to reduce their single-use plastic.
BYO Coffee Cup – Single use coffee cups are one of the “Big 4” plastic polluters – along with bottles, bags and straws. Find coffee shops in Brighton & Hove working to reduce & eliminate coffee cup plastic waste & litter on this interactive map.
Long Live the Lunchbox – a small scheme set up by Global Action Plan that encourages businesses to display a pink ‘we accept your container here’ sticker.
Surfers Against Sewage Brighton, Hove & Shoreham – lots of information about local beach cleans and other plastic-related news.