The Story Behind Zero Waste Bulk Foods
Our mission is to reduce the grocery packaging heading to landfill, incineration and the ocean by making organic, natural, zero waste bulk food shopping accessible to everyone.
Zero Waste Bulk Foods began with a woman on a mission, Nicky, who loved cooking and couldn’t stand waste.
When she was living in a big city, she could visit her local plastic-free bulk store, and easily access organic wholefoods, with no excess packaging. Life was good.
However, when she returned to rural England it became impossible to source the high-quality ingredients she was after, without colossal amounts of unnecessary plastic.
So she decided to do something about it, and Zero Waste Bulk Foods was born!
Fast forward two years and Nicky was working hard on a new idea (which we’ll share more about when we can!). She was looking to sell the business to someone who shared her passion and would serve her customers with the same care and attention she had.
This is where I (Mitch) come in.
Fed up with all the single-use packaging from the supermarket, and forgetting jars on every other visit to local refill shops, I started a doorstep refill service in my local neighbourhood.
This proved so popular, that I knew it was time to take it up a level. I’d seen Zero Waste Bulk Foods when researching the initial idea so when the opportunity to buy it was presented, I jumped at the chance.
The Here & Now
Zero Waste Bulk Foods is Organic Certified by Organic Farmers and Growers (OF&G). We have a Five Star Food Hygiene Certificate from the FSA so you know exactly what you are getting when you shop with us.
We are based out of the Leyton Industrial Village, East London. Please come say hi if you’re in the neighbourhood!
If you can’t make it there, we will deliver wherever you are. If we can’t make it to you on a pushbike (which is how we deliver to residents in E10 & E17), we use couriers to get orders to you in a timely and green way. I am delighted to be serving customers from Inverness to Totnes.
I hope you like what you see on the website today and if you do have any feedback, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by email, Instagram or Facebook.
Thanks for reading,
Organic farming is a much more ethical way of working with nature to create produce which is better for us and the world we live in. Our OF&G certification demonstrates that we are selling organic food in accordance with industry guidelines.