Currently 75% of the public are anxious about what the future holds due to climate change. Many of us want to turn that anxiety into action but aren’t sure where we can go to start our swaps. The obvious place to start it your local zero waste store!
I encourage everyone to visit their local zero waste and refill stores when they can as these stores as essential to keeping zero waste living accessible for all. The people that run your local store will generally do so knowing that it’s hard work and lower profit than other options but their passion keeps them spurred on. Further to that, these are the very people who will be able to help you network with other zero waste groups and activities in your area. Your sales are really important to help keep them open and encouraging new faces to make the swap to sustainable living.
If you can’t make it to a zero waste store in person and have to go online for your zero waste products, of course I am always here and ready to help with any questions you may have. Just head to the shop section of the website.
You can find your local zero waste and refill stores here in N.Ireland in the following council areas:
Ards and North Down
Lightfoot – Central Avenue, Bangor.
Without Waste NI – High Street, Holywood (soon to open).
Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon
Inspire Wellness – Bridge Street, Banbridge.
Antrim and Newtownabbey
None here 🙁
Refill Quarter – 2 Belfast locations, Belmont Road and Lisburn Road.
Causeway Coast and Glens
The Balanced Pantry – Church Street, Ballymoney.
Derry and Strabane
Ethical Weigh – Benbow Industrial Estate, Eglington.
The Use Less Shop – Spencer Road, Derry/Londonderry.
Fermanagh and Omagh
Railway Cottage Farm Shop – Edenderry Road, Omagh.
Lisburn and Castlereagh
Sonas Coop – Market Square, Lisburn (Opening soon!)
Mid and East Antrim
The Larder – Mill Lane, Ballymena.
The Muddy Hippo – Bells Court Castledawson, Magherafelt.
Newry Mourne and Down
The Refill Hut – Killyleagh Road, Downpatrick.
The Refill Machine – Delivery only in the Downpatrick area.
If you know of any new zero waste stores that should be added to this blog drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a message on Instagram.