Inside Braintree’s new zero waste store with lentils, pasta, herbs, crisps, chocolate and more without packaging
A new zero waste store has opened in Braintree, Essex.
Naturally Unwrapped opened at the end of October at the Black House Craft Center.
The boutique, owned by Amanda Hedges, sells a wide variety of food, cleaning supplies and beauty items, all zero waste.
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The store has a wide selection of food dispensers containing dried items such as pasta, lentils, beans and cereals.
Each product is priced by weight, so you can buy as many as you want.
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Customers are encouraged to bring boxes, jars, and other containers for their merchandise, but paper bags are available if you don’t have one.
You can also buy glass jars in the shop.
In a corner of Naturally Unwrapped you will find refillable liquids.
Liquids range from shampoo and conditioner to hand sanitizer and even toilet cleaner.
Again, shoppers must bring fillable containers, or these can be purchased in store.
You will also find a range of beauty products and toiletries that cut out single-use packaging.
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There are face creams with biodegradable labels that also contain flower seeds, toothpaste in glass jars, and bamboo toothbrushes.
In the center of the store, you’ll also find plastic-free treats like vegan gummies, crisps, and coated nuts.
Naturally Unwrapped also sells durable utensils such as scrub brushes, sponges and vegetable bags and a wide range of teas and coffees.
The store is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Take a look at our photos below to get a glimpse of the interior of the store:
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