We all know that plastic packaging is bad for the environment
but what can we really do about it?
Our supermarkets are full of shelves bulging with, often unnecessary, plastic packaging. As much as you may not want to contribute to the problem, we understand that life is busy. The convenience of popping into your local big supermarket to pick up a trusted, branded, item often outweighs your conscience. We have realised that if we really want to change the world, and the way people shop, we need to make it as easy, and as similar to the current shopping experience as possible, just without all of the single use plastic packaging.
Pedrick’s Zero Waste Shop, based in Caterham, Surrey will stock produce from all local suppliers based within a 30 mile radius, where possible. Our aim is to eventually be able to provide you with an Eco-friendly, renewable alternative to everything that you can currently buy in a Chain Supermarket. We want you to be able to walk into our store, and happily shop away knowing that everything has been sourced ethically and with sustainability in mind. Handy QR codes will be dotted around that can be scanned into the Pedrick's app so you will be able to see not only detailed information about the product, but also the supplier. That way, you'll know exactly who your money is supporting within the community!
We want to halt the pollution of our planet and enhance the lives of millions by offering an easy, sustainable lifestyle choice. To create a transparent brand that will be known and trusted worldwide. To grow all ideas and concepts from a place of hope and integrity; banishing greed and dishonesty from the Supplier/Consumer relationship.
OUR ZERO WASTE PLAN
To offer a package free alternative to your every day household and food products. Where package free isn't possible, to offer items in packaging that is made from, and can then be 100% recycled or biodegradable. The premise of a Zero Waste shop is an extremely simple one. All products are provided in dispensers of varying kinds and people then bring their own jars, Tupperware, bags etc to fill themselves. You simply weigh your jar, fill with the product, re-weigh and then a barcode sticker is printed for scanning at the till.
Visited this morning with my hubby and little one, your shop looks fab already and you’re only open part time at the moment!!!! Brought some brilliant zero waste bits and can’t wait to come again in September when you’re open fully! - Lauren Hickson
Fantastic products and Abigail is wonderful. Shopping plastic free is a minefield and you can buy with confidence here that the supply chain has been checked. - Marianne Daniels
Popped in today and purchased my first items! Would 100% recommend. Looking forward to going back to buy some more and refill my dispensers. Very reasonable prices too! - Lauren Brand
I visited the shop on Saturday for the first time and I have to say I was very impressed. I brought the refillable washing up liquid and environmentally friendly dishwasher tablets. I used the washing up liquid when I got home and it was brilliant! bonus being it was so soft on my hands as well. I will definitely be going back to refill my washing up liquid but also buying more products from Abigail. - Helena Gray