Zero Waste Cornwall Guide

Today marks the end of Zero Waste Week and we thought it would be a great time to do a round up of all the great businesses and events in Cornwall that can help you continue your zero waste journey. We'll be keeping it updated and if you have any suggestions to add please get in touch so we can add it!

Bulk / Refill / Zero Waste Shops : take along your own containers and avoid single-use packaging

Archie Browns : Truro, Penzance (some refill options)

Be the Solution : St Day (home cleaning refills)

Gillian's Larder : Helston

Incredible Bulk : various locations

Mooon Milk Parlour : St Buryan (milk refills only)

Plastics Free : Online

ReFILL Shop : Bude

Replenish : Wadebridge

The Good Lyfe : Newquay

The Natural Store : Falmouth, Helston, St Austell (some refill options)

The Refill Store : Truro and Goonhavern

The Weigh Inn : Penzance

Trevisker Garden Centre : Padstow (Refill station for liquid fertiliser)

Un_Rap : Falmouth

Farmers Markets : Great to get select items without packaging as well as local produce that has done little travelling. Most stall holders will listen to your reduced packaging requests and help where they can - don't be shy to ask! You also may come across us - an added bonus!

Camborne Produce Market : Every Friday 9 - 2

Constantine Market : Second Saturday of the month 9.30 - 12

Helston Farmers Market : First Saturday of the month 9.30 - 1

Lostwithiel Farmers Market : Fourth Saturday of the month 10 - 1

Newquay Farmers Market : Last Sunday of the month 10 - 3

Penzance Farmers Market : Every Friday 9 - 1

Perranporth Plastic Free Market : First Saturday of the month 1.30-4.30

Porthtowan Farmers Market : Third Saturday of the month 10 - 2

Sennen Market : Every Tuesday 9 - 12

St Buryan Farmers and Craft Market : Second and Fourth Saturdays 9.30 - 12.30 

St Erth Farmers Market : Every Saturday 10 - 12 

St Ives Farmers Market : Every Thursday 9.30 - 2

The Market Crantock : First Saturday of the month 9 - 3

Farm Shops and Veg BoxesGreat for fresh local and usually unwrapped fruit and veg, also be sure to keep an eye out while driving around as there are loads of great roadside stalls offering fresh produce not packaged

Baileys Country Store : Penryn (some refill options too)

Bosavern Community Farm : Penzance

Camel CSA : Wadebridge Community veg box

Cusgarne Farm Shop : Cusgarne, Truro

One Field Farm : Crantock

Penryn Produce : Veg and Zero Waste Box

The Veg Shop : St Agnes

Tre, Pol & Pen : Lezant (has good refill selection too)

Trevaskis Farm : Hayle

Out & AboutAwesome places we've come across that have a sustainable / zero waste vibe

Cotna : Retreat space that also puts on interesting diy workshops such as foraging and sourdough baking

The Eco Collective : An awesome selection of vegan friendly products, with pastys from The Cornish Vegan Pasty Company, yummy treats from Nature’s Treats, home cleaning refills from us and a great selection of local Cornish brands selling cards, ceramics, art, t-shirts and more!

Green HeART Cafe : A sweet little veggie cafe in Newquay that was also offering some home cleaning liquid refills

The Green Waste Company: Based in Hayle and Roche The Green Waste Company offer large scale recycling facilities as well as a service where you can pick up compost with your own trailer - no more bags of compost!

Morva Marazion : Cute gift shop that stocks wide selection of Cornish products with minimum plastic packaging

Mount Pleasant Eco Park : A beautiful green spot offering workshops and events, delish veggie food at their veggie cafe La Cantina, they also have volunteer fridays offering unique hands-on training in a variety of sustainable land-based skills

No 56 : Beautiful homewares store that stocks zero waste / sustainable products

Newquay Community Orchard : A beautiful spot, often has fresh produce for sale and they offer various sustainable workshops and events. You can also volunteer if you have green fingers!

Potager : Cafe and garden spot, also offering workshops and volunteering opportunities

Willow and Stone : A gorgeous homewares store in Falmouth offering lots of natural alternatives for household cleaning instruments!

Cornish Brandsa shout out to brands based in Cornwall that are working with a commitment to zero waste that can help you on your journey

A Short Walk : these guys don't believe in waste. They design, develop, produce and sell a wide range of products including the R Cup reusable coffee cup, bird feeders, house signs and flower pots made from recycled redundant materials

Beauty Kubes : Organic, plastic free shampoo cubes

Bodds : Ethical and sustainable swimwear made from Econyl®, recycled nylon

Cornish Skin Food : Rachel makes dreamy natural skin care products and from the start of this year moved away from plastic packaging to aluminium tubs and paper wrap

Fin Bar Plastic Free Soap : Plastic free soap and solid shampoo bars inspired by Finns desire to become a marine biologist.

Finisterre : a clothing brand all about sustainability, always looking to push the boundaries in the collections they create

Fishy Filaments : recycle fishing nets into engineering grade filament for 3D printing

Fourth Element : Technical suits and swimwear with a focus on doing everything they can to preserve oceans for the future

Frugi : On a mission to show the world that beautiful children’s clothing can be fun AND ethically sourced

Gwenen Eco Beeswax Wraps : Organic cotton beeswax wraps made in St Agnes, a great plastic free and reusable alternative to clingfilm

Innoscent Cleaning : Eco friendly cleaning service for your home or business in Cornwall using 100% natural, biodegradable and vegan products that are also available to buy

Natures Anchor : Handcrafted soaps and shampoo bars

Sapling & Bud : for all your succulent and plant needs - all come in recycled plant pots

Scence : Natural skin care made in Falmouth, all in compostable cardboard packaging

Smartie Lids On The Beach : Beautiful pieces of art made from plastic found on Cornish beaches.

The Cornish Artisan : delicious, ethical and sustainably sourced herbal teas

Tinkebu : Sustainable handcrafted wooden toys

Wasted Apple : Cider made from apples that would have gone to waste

West Country Tea Co : plastic free teas, blended in Newquay

Wild Tribe Heroes : Series of children’s books on the ocean plastics problem

Zed Clay : 100% natural sun protection designed and handmade in Cornwall by Kato Harrison

Cornwall Specific Online Guidance : Great for both insight and sharing zero waste ideas. 

Cornish Plastic Pollution Coalition : Facebook group to help groups and individuals in Cornwall work together to find targeted local solutions to the marine litter issue

FXU Zero Waste Society : A group of students from Falmouth and Exeter Universities looking to raise awareness on ways to live a low impact life

Journey to Zero Waste. Plastic Free Cornwall : Facebook group for those living in Cornwall looking to reduce their waste

Journey to Zero Waste Cornwall (UK) : Facebook group for all living in Cornwall interested in or working towards a more zero waste lifestyle

Minimal Impact Kernow : A blog by Adele Morgan who lives a zero waste lifestyle in Cornwall

ReFILL Cornwall : download the app to find water refill stations near you

Campaigns and Groups : taking zero waste out of the home and onto the streets / beaches, a great way to get involved and learn more

#2minutebeachclean : Community of beach lovers rolling up their sleeves to help rid the world’s beaches of marine litter and plastic pollution, two minutes at a time

Beach Guardian : A Community Interest Company organising beach cleans and information events

Bude Cleaner Seas Project : Bude Cleaner Seas Project is working together with the local community to give Bude the cleanest water quality and the cleanest beaches in Cornwall

Clean Cornwall : Helping to make a cleaner Cornwall

Clean Ocean Sailing : Raising awareness about ocean plastics

Fathoms Free : A volunteer group of marine conservationists running diving and beach clean events

Final Straw Cornwall : A campaign to rid Cornwall of single use plastic straws and raise awareness of the damage single use plastics are causing to our environment

Surfers Against Sewage : An environmental charity based in St Agnes protecting our oceans, find your local beach clean events and plastic free guardians for ways to get involved

Odyssey Innovation : Collecting ocean plastic to recycle into kayaks

Packshare : App to help you upcycle your packaging to people who need it

Repair Cafe : take along items you need fixing, one in Falmouth and Liskeard

Upcycle Kernow : Based in Portreath, offering creative upcycling workshops and events

We hope these help you on your zero waste journey so we can keep Cornwall beautiful and waste free- let us know how you get on!