We have a huge zero waste refill store on site full of plant based goodness. Customers bring their empty containers and just refill them paying only for contents. Everyone is surprised at how much cheaper their food shop is each week, once they ditch the packaging. If you’re new to refilling, start with just one or two items and build up – you’ll soon get the bug!
Our zero waste re-fill store means you’ll spend less money on your weekly shop – saving you money
Reduces harmful influences on global climate patterns and promotes a circular economy to the benefit of us all
Create connections with like minded people and inspire greater community involvement, partnerships, innovation, and sharing
Studies show that zero waste followers eat less packaged and more fresh produce – leading to a healthier diet / lifestyle.
42% of all greenhouse gas emissions are caused by producing processed food and plastic packaging materials
Using less packaging inspires change. For eg, single-use plastics are now being banned in Europe
Reducing single use plastic and food packaging by promoting the Sunrise Plants Re-fill Store…
Everyone is aware of the need to reduce single use plastic, packaging and food waste, but the reality is supermarkets and so called convenience shopping, have created a huge problem. Aware of this, and like David taking on Goliath, we’ve built a rather large REFILL store and greengrocery. Customers bring their empty containers and just refill them, paying only for the contents.
It’s super easy to do, cost effective and great for our environment!
If we all do something everyday, together we make a massive difference.
Alongside our REFILL STORE is our plastic free GREENGROCERY, full of all the finest fruit and vegetables you need. We support living a plant based lifestyle and all the benefits that provides. We are also proud patrons of The Vegan Society and The World Wildlife Fund.
What does Zero Waste mean?
The main objective of a zero waste policy is to rethink the current production and consumption system, whereby resources are taken from the Earth and which are later landfilled or dumped into toxic holes in the ground. Ultimately then, it is the principal of trying to send zero trash to the landfill and replacing our wasteful society with a more earth friendly approach.
We can all play our part towards a zero waste society by:
- Refusing things we don’t need.
- Reducing our consumption to only what we need.
- Reusing as much as possible.
- Composting our food scraps.
- Recycle what we cannot refuse, reduce, reuse, or compost.
Why is zero waste important?
The zero waste movement is essential in order to break our unsustainable production/consumption cycle. Instead of just throwing stuff away, it’s vital that all resources are absorbed fully back into the system where posisble. Zero waste lifestyle living is the intention of not wasting resources. Alternatively, they rely on buying in bulk and investing in high-quality, biodegradable products.
As consumers, we have the power to make a change by:
- Purchasing sustainably.
- Spreading awareness about the importance of reducing waste.
- Supporting responsible disposing.
- Implementing actions one step at a time.
Reducing plastic waste
Plastic is dangerous for our planet, humans, and marine life. Rather than biodegrading, it photodegrades, which means it gets smaller but never truly goes away. Plastic production requires lots of resources in the manufacturing process. Products and the packaging they are delivered have to be designed, assembled, packed, transported, sold, and shipped etc.
This process increases the use electric energy, carbon dioxide, water, and human energy, among other resources. If we don’t move towards a circular economy, new landfills will keep popping up, the litter will fly around roads and paths, and plastic will pollute waterways and oceans. The ultimate goal is to move in the direction of nature, where trash is no longer a thing. Thus eliminating the general production of trash through conscious consumerism.
Friends & Patrons
Plastic free GREEN GROCERY and proud patrons of The Vegan Society and The World Wildlife Fund.
The Garden’s Greengrocers
We bring Great Value, Great Produce from around the World and NO Plastics. Alongside our REFILL STORE is our PLASTIC FREE Green Grocery, full of all the finest fruit and vegetables you need.
It’s a long story, but fruit and vegetables have a lot to answer for! We so often take our diet for granted but there is nothing more delicious to the eye or the belly than a bowl of fruit, a delicious salad or a nice selection of vegetables.
The Vegan Society
The Vegan Society is a registered educational charity that provides information and guidance on various aspects of veganism.
Going vegan is a great opportunity to learn more about nutrition and cooking, and improve your diet. Some research has linked vegan diets with lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and lower rates of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer…
World Wildlife Fund
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation. We’re determined to ensure that people and nature can thrive together, for generations to come.
Sunrise Plants supports the WWF in its’ determination to stop the destruction of nature and help it to recover. They’re focusing on some really big challenges that will help turn things around…