Liverpool is home to lots of conscious individuals doing us proud with the reduction of their use of single use plastic and other materials that are harmful to the environment. Even better that they are also independent business owners. It’s true – not all heroes wear capes!
Emily from Waste Not Want Not, Birkenhead
Recently awarded with the “Environmental champion of the year” award from the Liverpool Echo – this super star has been stocking all things plastic free from her stall in Birkenhead market to encourage consumers to beginning their transition into a “zero waste” lifestyle. Her offering of plastic free toothpastes and fill as you go household detergent is only just the tip of the ice berg. Check out her social media for more info!
Ant & Ellie from Little World, Dunnings Bridge Road Liverpool
Championing the use of less single use plastic carrier bags, straws, packaging and much more in the heart of North Liverpool is this new community hangout and grocery store. Their ethos is driven by making the sustainable lifestyle more accessible, and they are certainly succeeding in that! Keep your eyes peeled for their open days too, here they run eco workshops, cooking classes and up-cycling tutorials, go team!
Andrew from Claremont Farm, Wirral
Partnering with local organisation ‘Surfers Against Sewage’ and introducing small changes such as turtle netting reusable bags, sugar cubes instead of packets and ditching kids drinks with plastic straws they are certainly making eco waves over on the Wirral. Be sure to swing by for some local produce or a coffee with friends al fresco soon.
Ryan from CAN, Waterloo
Opening Merseyside’s first vegan and plastic free eatery was a big hit with the Crosby community. Ryan expresses that living so close to the beach inspired him to have more of a sustainable consciousness and paired with his hospitality and marketing experience it was a no brainer to open a vegan and plastic free cafe. Host to lots of local and independent pop ups, he is certainly doing his bit for his local community.
Hassan from LIV Organic Food Market, Bold Street
Serving plant based lunches in ‘veg ware’, a plant based fully compostable plastic alternative to lunch carton is this vegan health foods utopia on Bold Street. This store and cafe has been open nearly two years now and we’re sure it has been home to thousands of plant based tea and coffee catch ups with friends. Pop in next time you find yourself running out of organic tooth paste, you won’t be disappointed!