I'm dreaming of an ECO Christmas...

We have carefully hand selected every product in our store.  Visit our Christmas shop to find gifts, food and decorations for every budget.

Time to REFILL?

The world is abundent and so is our shop… organic dried foods, chocolates, hair and body, cleaning detergents, 

What's New?

One thing we love to do is source ethical, sustainable, beautiful, functional and delicious products.  We always have something different up our sleeve.

Gather - The Community Shop

WNWN has come a long way from its first days in 2018.

We are going to be transitioning officially to a community enterprise and invite you to be a part of this.

Our Online Shop 'Soft' Opening!

We are open for UK wide delivery.  Please note food and refills are for in store collection only.

If you notice any issues with the site, please let us know via: wnwnbridport@protonmail.com

x, Lydia

Wow and we think you are amazing!  Keep up the inspiring work.  We feel privileged to have such an amazing place to shop sustainably. Gina, West Bay

#5thingsclear

Stayed in Bridport last night and popped into your store yesterday, great work guys, shame we live so far away, we will definitely return next time in the area ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mikey, Wiltshire

A great place to buy all your dried good, toiletries, cleaning detergents and many other excellent products. Everything is organic . There is no plastic here. Very well organised . Excellent friendly service. Realistic pricing. Barbara, Bridport

Love, Love, Love, this place, the aesthetic as soon as you walk in makes you feel welcome along with both Lydia’s and Miriams friendly conversations. Lydia guided me around the shop and gave me good information. I was nervous going in as it was the first zero waste shop I had visited so wasn’t sure what to expect but would now recommend to everyone in Bridport. Amazing People, Amazing Shop and whats more saves the environment. Kathryn, Weymouth

Plastic Pollution Solution

How it works

All our customers are encouraged to bring along containers from home. As long as the containers or produce bag is clean, all containers are accepted.

When you come into the shop for the first time, or with a different container, using the self serve scales, you will be able to weigh your container and be presented with a barcode that retains this information for everytime you fill up 

Got a question for us?

Allergen Information

Allergy information

We store and pack our products in our shop that has been awarded a 5 Star rating for food hygiene by the Food Standard Agency. Please find proof of that here.

We handle wheat gluten, seeds including sesame, nuts including tree nuts and gluten.

We always use different scoops for different products, including our gluten-free options. However, we can’t guarantee that our products are completely free of allergens, due to the shop environment and method of delivery.

If you would like more information, please feel free to send us an email to hello@wastenotwantnotbridport.co.uk.

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FAQs

Shopping with Waste Not Want Not

How can I shop with Waste Not Want Not?

There are 3 different ways you can shop with us:   At our independent shop, Waste Not Want Not, 17 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR.   From you home using our low impact postal orders.  We are not currently offering this for any of our refills.   Utilise our click-and-collect service.

What does Waste Not Want Not sell?

Everything we sell, along with prices can be found via our products page here.

What if Waste Not Want Not doesn’t stock something I would like them to stock?

Let us know, either in store, on the phone, via email or any of our social media platforms.

Does your physical shop carry everything that we see on your website?

Yes.  We endeavour to keep the website up to date at all times, so if a product shows as in stock on the website, most likely it will be available in store.

Is everything Waste Not Want Not sells organic?

We support organic products and 100% of our food is organic. We are constantly looking for innovative, organic and low impact/plastic free options. Much of our personal care range is organic.

Why does Waste Not Want Not opt for organic?

“Organic means working with nature, not against it.” (Soil Association, 2017)

They say 3 is the magic number, so how about these 3 easy facts:  Fewer pesticides,  No artificial additives or preservatives

and No GM ingredients.

To make sure all of this happens, producers, whether it be farms or manufacturers, have to be inspected every year and as it’s no easy certification to gain, buying organic means you really do get what you’re paying for, nothing more and nothing less.

We think the Soil Association (2017) sum it up really nicely when they say ‘whatever you’re buying – from cotton buds to carrots – when you choose organic food, drink or beauty and textiles, you choose products that promote a better world’.

Looking for more reasons for why Organic is best? How about 10…:  Avoid chemicals,  Benefit from more nutrients,  Enjoy better taste, Avoid GMO,  Avoid hormones, antibiotics and drugs in animal products,  Preserve our ecosystems,  Reduce pollution and protect water and soil,  Preserve agricultural diversity,  Support farming directly,  Keep our children and future safe

Further reading:

Soil Association
The Guardian

 

Is shopping with Waste Not Want Not more expensive than the supermarkets?

No! This is a common misconception surrounding Waste Not Want Not, but we are confident that our prices are very competitive. Of course, you have to keep in mind when comparing our prices whether the item is organic or not.  Please note that we have never and will not price compare our products to supermarkets of other local stores.  We believe in price transparency and appreciating the true value of our products and services.

 

Does Waste Not Want Not take card payments?

Yes. You can pay with both card and cash (online only card can be used). We do not accept American Express.

Do I need Glass jars to shop with Waste Not Want Not ?

Not at all. In fact, we’d prefer you give a 2nd life to a container you already have by reusing it. We will refill anything from old take-away containers, pillow cases, your previous food packets or the mango chutney jar you just finished. Of course, if you already have jars, then they are very welcome!

 

Do you sell containers for us to refill?  We have already disposed of any usable containers!!

Yes.  We have a great range of jars, caddies and bottles.  Of course, we always recommend a trip round local second hand shops firstly, for quirky and low impact options.

 

What do I need to get started with single-use plastic-free shopping?

An item on your shopping list that we sell and any type of container you’re willing to shop with.

 

Do you do home delivery?

Not at present… but purchasing a delivery van is high up on our wish list.  We will not compromise on purchasing a Zero Emissions electric van.

 

Is there a minimum order for Click & Collect?

There is no minimum order.

Will you reuse my packaging for anyone else’s order?

Absolutely not! Each product you order will come in a bag with your name on. When you return them to us, they are placed in our filing system under your name and will only ever be used for you.

How do I include liquids in my Click & Collect order?

As you know, we work by focusing on the important R that is REUSE.  All packaging is on rotation. This means you hand back your previous order’s packaging when you are next in store. This way, we can continue to provide you with low impact orders without using more packaging than needed.  This is the same for any liquids. However, we will not have your containers, to begin with. Therefore, you must drop off any suitable containers* of your choice, clearly labelled, with your name and intended use, before you place a Click & Collect order for any of the liquids.  Once we have those, you can add them to your online basket and check out so that we can refill them.  Unfortunately, we are unable to start this off without you supplying your containers because, frankly, we don’t want to buy any more plastic than needed. 🙂  This is the best method that we have found to keep contamination to a minimum and for you to retain your original containers.  If you’d like to clarify any of this will us please do drop us an email on  hello@wastenotwantnotbridport.co.uk – we are always happy to help find the right solution for all of us.

*You can use any safe, tightly sealing container that you like for your household liquids

Could you come give a demonstration of talk to our community group/school?

Send us an email to hello@wastenotwantnotbridport.co.uk

Get stocked at Waste Not Want Not

What type of products is Waste Not Want Not looking to stock?
Anything and everything that we NEED in our lives that is cruelty-free, low impact and perhaps up cycled.

I have a product I feel would fit perfectly with Waste Not Want Not , what’s next?
Amazing! Contact Lydia on hello@wastenotwantnotbridport.co.uk

I believe I can stock something that Charlotte’s Cupboard already stocks, but better. Whom do I tell?
Contact Lydia on hello@wastenotwantnotbridport.co.uk

Set-up enquiries

Read it here.

I am interested in setting up my own static shop, do you have any advice?

We have chatted for hours to new friends who needed advice setting up shop and are always happy to share our successes and trials.  Earth.Food.Love have created a help PDF for a static shop which is very useful. Read their PDF here .

 

I was thinking more mobile, a shop that visits isolated communities, do you know about this?

Yes!  We have some inspirational contemporaries who gave their best shot at running a successful mobile low impact shop.  Charlotte’s Cupboard prepared this fab PDF to help you out with al the common questions: Read it here.

 
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