Many of us want to reduce our impact on the environment and by making small changes we can make a difference. Across Essex, we are lucky to have a number of zero-waste, eco or refill shops selling items which help reduce your waste, or offering refills saving on plastic packaging.
For Brentwood, visit The Greenhouse at 21 Crown Street, CM14 4BA.
For Chelmsford, visit Chelmsford Wholefoods at their market stall, 9-10 Market Rd, Chelmsford, CM1 1LE.
For Clacton, visit, Unsealed at 2a The Grove, Clacton, CO15 1TJ.
For Cleaning product refills in Colchester, visit Repair Reuse Recycle, Colchester at 15 Queen St, Colchester, CO1 2PH.
For Maldon, visit SILO refill shop at 63C High Street, Maldon, CM9 5EP.
For Gt Bentley, Dovercourt, Brightlingsea, visit An Ethical Life at Carpenters Farm, St Marys Road, Aingers Green, Great Bentley, CO7 8NJ.
For Leigh-on-Sea, visit Clink liqueur and spirit refill shop at 21A Broadway, Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1PA.
For Tiptree, visit The REco store at Tower Business Park, Tiptree, Colchester, CO5 0LX.
For Southend, visit The Refill Room at 15 Elm Road, Southend on Sea, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1SW.
For deliveries in Southend, contact Southend Refills, available for SS6 and SS7 postcodes.
For Uttlesford, visit Gifted at The Recorders House, 17 Town Street, Thaxted, Essex, CM6 2LD.
The Earth Shop, run from Stanford-Le-Hope, selling plastic-free toothbrushes, eco-friendly deodorants etc.
Green Pear Eco, run from Saffron Walden, selling eco-friendly household items such as beeswax wraps and shampoo bars.
Sansaar, run from Southend, selling everyday basics including skincare, haircare and household essentials.
Halstead Eco Party Kit, covering all of Braintree district, including Halstead and Witham. Offer for hire reusable party equipment such as plates, bowls, platters, bunting and so much more.
Staines & Brights Ltd - 81 Church Road, Tiptree, CO5 0HB.
The Natural Health Shop - 27 Sir Isaacs Walk, Colchester, CO1 1JJ.
Eat 17 - 23 Potter St, Bishops Stortford, CM23 3UH.
Sunrise Natural Therapy Clinic & Health Food and Nutrition Centre- 31 Spa Road, Hockley.
Greens Health Foods - 37 Rectory Grove, Southend on Sea, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 2HA.
Love Vintage of Clacton on Sea sell locally produced soaps, bath bombs and deodorants at 31 Rosemary Road Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 1PA.
Essex County Council cannot be responsible for the safety or description applied to any products supplied via local eco and refill shops. We would strongly recommend that anyone wishing to obtain goods via this route seek advice on how to check the safety of consumer items.