We are opening Leicesters first plastic and packaging free store.
Opening this summer, and we need your help to make it the best ever and super snazzy! At NADA. we will offer a convenient and friendly store and encourage you to bring your own containers, glass jars and bags to refill directly from a bulk supply of various dry goods, liquids and household products. Buying in this way, not only helps reduce single use plastics being used but also helps stop food waste and saves you money. Everyone can get on board with that, right?! By us buying in bulk we can pass the savings onto you! Only need 75g of that coconut flour for a recipe your trailing? That’s fine! Trying to eat better and don’t know what cereal or grains you prefer? That’s fine too. You buy in small amounts and cut the waste.As well as being able to buy all you would need to help you on your way to living without plastic, with a range of bags, glass containers, toothbrushes, straws and reusable cups and bottles and even more to help reduce single use plastic in your everyday life. Nada will offer all the staples you will need for your kitchen, bathroom and everyday life.With your suggestions and pledges we will be able to grow our product range and offer an even more diverse range of products.
Why open the store?
Upon looking for ways to become more plastic free and eliminate single use plastics from our lives. I started to research this and one popular suggestion from many Europeans and Americans was ‘bulk bins’. Buying in this way eliminates the use of plastics as you bring your own container and also saves on food waste as you only have to purchase what you want to use and not be left with a bag of produce you may never use again languishing in the back of your cupboard. This idea sounded great but access to this way of shopping near me was non existent. So, I decided to open my own!Being massively inspired by Zero Waste Food Shops all around the country such as Eat Food Love. Where it all started in Totnes Devon. (These guys have it nailed).
But honestly, we all saw the BBC documentary Blue Planet and were all inspired to make a change. I have long been aware of the harm that we have been doing to our planet and have always strived to reuse and recycle where I can. But now it’s time to do something and start to make tiny changes to earth.The amount of single use and non-recyclable packing in supermarkets is shocking and although major companies have signed a seven year pledge to reduce this.