BYO: Nunhead's plastic-free shop
BYO - Bring Your Own, is the new plastic free shop that has recently opened in Nunhead. Conscious residents of South East London will now be able to shop plastic free by bringing their own reusable containers to BYO and filling it with the amount you need of each item - helping customers to reduce their environmental footprint and at the same time cut down on food waste.
Shoppers can choose from a variety of quality organic grains, pulses, nuts, dried fruits, pickles, spices and vegan chocolate buttons! You can also choose oils like Argan, sesame and chilli olive oil as well as household goods, including cleaning products and body care essentials all without the plastic wrapping. BYO also sell a selection of reusable items like eco coffee cups and water bottles.
The founder Laura Hipkiss decided to start a plastic-free store after being disgusted about the extent of plastic-pollution and unnecessary waste. She also took inspiration from other eco warriors like zero waste blogger Bea Johnson and Richard Eckersley, a former Manchester United player who now runs a vegan zero waste food shop in Devon.
The concept behind this South London plastic-free shop is simple, customers will use reusable containers and weighing scales to buy just the amount they need - if you forget to bring your own container they have paper bags, glass jars or the option of using a recycled containers other customers have dropped off . Bring Your Own aims to make everything as sustainable and circular as possible by giving shoppers the option to change their shopping habits and choose non-plastic packaging instead.
Opening hours: Mon-Tue closed, Wed-Fri 10.30am-7.30pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10.30am-4.30pm
147 Evelina Rd, London SE15 3HB