Here’s 10 zero waste shops in Hampshire that will help you make a few changes to your basket.
Sustainable shops are becoming increasingly popular and with good reason. I mean we’ve all watched the latest David Attenborough documentary, seen that turtle who has a straw stuck in his nose or the seahorse wrapped around a plastic cotton bud, haven’t we?
If you want to make a few changes here’s some great shops that will help you on your way….
Zero Waste Shops in Hampshire
These package free and zero waste shops in Hampshire all offer plenty of alternatives for your regular household purchases, those pantry items, eco gift ideas, and recycling opportunities.
They are in alphabetical order for fairness as they are all brilliant and have individual strengths!
Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hampshire, PO17 5AL
This shop in Wickham Community Centre offers appointments and drop in sessions, it’s best to check the most up to date times on the website.
I haven’t visited All Good Things yet but I’ll definitely have to check out. It looks very well organised, with a really big range of dried goods.
It has an online shop coming soon too, which is useful if you can’t make it out to the village.
Earthian Zero Waste, Winchester
9A Parchment St, Winchester, SO23 8AT
I’ve been walking past Earthian Zero Waste while it was renovated and now it’s open. I can’t wait to give it a visit, it looks another well thought through set up offering a wide range of goods. Plus, it’s quite pretty, and fits in with the aesthetic of the area beautifully. Just because it’s zero waste doesn’t mean it has to be bland and boring!
My visit is already planned in, and I can’t wait – it is a wonderful addition to central Winchester.
It’s in a very central location which is convenient, items can be picked up in store. The website is excellent and clearly outlines prices and what’s stocked so you can make your list at home before you visit. I find that this is very useful as I can plan what I am going to buy more easily.
Eco Freaks Emporium, Gosport
14-16 South Street, Gosport, PO12 1ES
Eco Freaks was another zero waste shop that was one of the first to pop up in the county.
It’s got a great range stocking 280 loose food products, including a free from section, garden and pet section in addition to all the general household items. There’s also an online shop.
In addition the supplier, Sesi, provide a circular refill system, which is a drastic reduction in plastic and producing new bottles because the old ones are reused.
It also accepts a long list of items that can’t be recycled at home – view the list of items Eco Freaks can recycle.
Eco Sal, Hampshire
Online shop based in Emsworth
If you can’t visit a shop then Eco Sal might be the online option for you with her well stocked web shop.
Sally has turned her passion for the environment into a way to helping others reduce their plastic use.
I like Eco Sal because she gives advice on uses for the products, which is helpful when making a transition from plastic.
Most of the products Sally stocks she has tried and tested herself. I don’t know about you but I find this reassuring when you’re ordering without seeing the products.
She’s really thought about eco products for every aspect of life. The online shop is thoughtfully categorised and stocked with carefully curated items. I’ve already scouted some great gift ideas already too on the website.
14 Reading Rd, Fleet, GU52 7QL
You’ll find Fleet Scoop is one of the only zero waste shops in the north of Hampshire. Please let me know if you know of any more, I searched and searched but didn’t find many.
Fleet Scoop is thankfully representing in the north of the county and can be found on Facebook too. I can’t seem to find a website for it though or a product list. I’m sure if you’re looking for something specific you can ask through Facebook messenger.
Lemon & Jinja, Romsey
To: Unit 11, Belbins business park, Cupernham Lane, Romsey SO51 7JF (Opens Late February 2023 – check website for updates)
From: Units 19-20 Basepoint, Premier Way, Abbey Park Industrial Estate, SO51 9AQ
Oh this is just one of my favourite zero waste shops because the ladies that run it really know their stuff. And, they go out of their way to ensure everything is truly zero waste, as well as answering your questions.
Also, one for the ladies, they are not afraid to talk about sustainable periods. They have several options on how to make your monthly cycle a bit more environmentally friendly.
They’ve also got a huge range of package free snack. Oh and, a large range of dried goods, oils, homewares and a strong beauty section.
It’s a little out of central Romsey on an industrial estate. They have a coffee machine and small cafe here and one of their neighbours is a bakery. Hello multitasking on a trip.
It’s by far the biggest zero waste shop I’ve been to, spread across two units.
Rice Up Wholefoods, Southampton
20 Hanover Buildings, Southampton SO14 1JH
This was one of the first zero waste shops in Southampton and maybe Hampshire actually.
It’s in a very central location just off the High Street. If you live in or neat the city centre, this will be such a breeze to get to. I tend to tie in visits here when I go to West Quay or East Street. These are by far the easiest places to park for it.
Rice Up I think it showed everyone locally how the concept is actually really sought after in the area.
Pop up locations across Hampshire
Natalie is on a mission to make zero waste shopping convenient with The Hampshire Refillery.
She hold regular pop ups across the county to make sure you can regularly get your sustainable items easily. She has a product list on her website, so you can see what she’ll be stocking which is useful.
Keep an eye out for dates on the website when she might next be near you.
The Naked Pantry, New Forest
3, Westcroft Parade, New Milton BH25 6JG
The Naked Pantry offering is a shop, cafe, local delivery and click and collect. All the bases are covered making is accessible, convenient and inclusive.
This is another shop with an absolutely ginormous range of products. I think this really helps when you’re trying to replace your current shop. No one wants to spend more time on the shopping!
Also, don’t miss the recipes, tips and recycling schemes sections on their website.
The Package Free Larder, Portsmouth
76 Elm Grove, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO5 1LN
Portsmouth has a thriving independent shop scene and wonderful local community. The Package Free larder fits right into the community without breaking a stride. It offers the lovely people of Portsmouth a central place to grab sustainable essentials.
The shop is long and well laid out with plenty of scoops, bottles and bags. While it’s predominently food there’s a growing beauty and homewares section with reasonably priced alternatives.
Other Zero Waste Shops in Hampshire
Since writing this post, I’ve been contacted by other sustainable shops so I’ve added them in here.
- Refill and Replenish in Petersfield – A wonderful zero waste offering, with a fabulous range of products
- Project Store & Kitchen in Winchester – home to over thirty independant local traders and 4th Street Kitchen cafe
If you want to be included, please do pop me a message via the contact form, a DM on Instagram or email HelloBrightLightsBigCity@gmail.com
I really hopes this helps you to find your nearest zero waste shop in Hampshire to make some easy switches in your weekly shop.
My favourite discoveries have been things like no-plastic washing up brushes and general alternatives to regular house hold items.
If you’re looking for a few other ideas of where to get sustainable, plastic free goods in Hampshire, I think it’s also worth mentioning these other companies embracing a more environmental stance…
- Southampton Wood Recycling Project – find a great piece of second hand wood for your next furniture project or get the team to make you something special to your custom dimensions!
- Marks and Spencer in Hedge End Southampton – a huge megastore that’s been refitted to have deli style counters and more plastic free products in dispensers.
- Lush – with stores across Hampshire you can get plastic free cosmetics, skincare and toiletries with a real purpose and luxury edge. I mean, I probably don’t need to explain Lush to any of you!
- Charity Shops – Hampshire has its fair share of second hand shops which is one of the easiest way to sustainably shop.
Let me know if you have any other suggestions and recommendations for similar types of shops in Hampshire in the comments below!
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