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Maureen Boustred has some spare sets of the Frank Newman-Turner books (see Issue 5):
Available only as complete sets @ £35 per set including postage.
You can contact Maureen here.
A few brave retailers are minimising waste from products and packaging (in particular, single-use plastics). They deserve our support, although at this early stage we are not endorsing anyone in particular. Please try to visit them and see for yourself. We invite reviews that provide more details - contact us.
The list here is just for starters - it is not meant to be comprehensive and we will be happy to add to it if you send us your recommendations. If you like this section and have some time to help us develop it, then please let us know.
Village Greens. Community grocers with fresh produce, close to the main road in Prestwich’s shopping precinct. Unit 1, Longfield Centre, Prestwich, Manchester M25 1AY Grains and pulses from dispensers, cellophane bags. Refills for household products. And bring your own bottles for organic wine.
Moorey's Health Stores, family-owned retail with eco-friendly household products and comprehensive health store, 46 Church St, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 5AL (Also at Rawtenstall and Skipton) Refills for household products.
A Small Good Thing Award-nominated community greengrocers with loose and seasonal fruit and vegetables and dried goods. 29 Church Road, Bolton. Aims to be zero-waste.
Unicorn Grocery Organic vegan supermarket run by a co-operative. 89 Albany Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 0BN. (eco-friendly)
Pennine Cropshare Weekly deliveries of quality fresh vegetables across the South Pennines Vegetable orders come in paper bags within a jute bag. No plastic, except occasionally when suppliers pre-pack salads (small plastic bags).
One Planet Shop Ethical and fairtrade co-operative. 54 Abbey Street, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 1EE, Refills on eco-friendly household and bathroom products.
Freedom Organics, Vegan cafe and takeaway with small greengrocery/grocery area. 235 Duckworth St, Darwen, England, BB3 1AU. Takeaway in cardboard containers, goods in paper bags.
Plentiful Wholefoods Pioneering "Plastic free shop" for "Plastic free living". Refills on household products, lovely bread, fresh vegetables and gifts galore. 46 Bridge Street, Ramsbottom, Bury, BL0 9AQ
Glossop Wholefoods Family-owned vegan grocers with many plastic-free and reuseable alternatives. 7 Norfolk Square, Glossop, SK13 8BP
Clemantine Award-winning, friendly, local greengrocer, specialists in fresh fruit and veg with the focus on local and seasonal. 103 Gray Street, Broughty Ferry, DD5 2DN. Low/no plastic, paper bags for the sensational 'Soup in a Bag'!
Gather Welcoming and sociable cafe with deli grocery, in an inspirational conversion of a traditional High Street shop. Delightful local/home-made produce. 25-27 Dundee Street, Carnoustie, DD7 6PB. Bring your own containers, dispensers for dry goods, veg and meals-at-home in paper bags.
Jannettas Gelateria Internationally-famous ice cream parlour and cafe, family-owned and run since 1908. Diligent local sourcing policy with excellent publicity display on the cafe wall. 31 South Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9QR. Policy of continuous improvement on plastic reduction.
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