Zero Waste North West London

Reducing the amount of domestic waste we produce is an efficient way to:

- protect the environment;

- protect your health;

- save money. 

Join this group if you are interested in sharing tips with North West London residents about where to shop zero waste and homemade alternatives to industrial products (cleaning products, beauty products etc.). 

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Comment by Amandine Alexandre-Hughes on December 2, 2018 at 15:12

Park the plastic has a (short) list of plastic free partners in West Hampstead -restaurants and cafés that are using sustainable alternatives to single use cafés. 

Click here

Comment by Amandine Alexandre-Hughes on December 2, 2018 at 15:10

Hi Marie,

I'm glad that you're buying your veg from Field to Fork organics. I was one of the people involved in the creation of the veg box. : ) 

I also buy toilet paper from Who gives a crap. : ) 

You may be interested in knowing that some people in West Hampstead are campaigning for plastic reduction in their area. I found about it yesterday by chance when I was in the area.

Their website is called Park the Plastic. They've listed a number of shops in West Hampstead where you can buy package free items or items that will help you to cut on your single plastic use. 

Concerning the package free items you're looking for, it's probably worth trying to make your own apple vinegar if you have time. I haven't tried it myself but I've looked up a few recipes and it seems fairly easy to make at home. 



Comment by Marie W on November 29, 2018 at 9:59
hi Amandine
thank you for your reply.
i have actually tried the shop in kentish town (for chickpeas, lentil, rice, nuts, olive oil etc) but this is a bit too far especially with all the boxes.
great to know for waitrose and the italian deli thank you.
what i m missing in bulk (in addition to a local shop) is : vinegar, flour, non dairy milk, pasta.
i tried to bring my boxes at queens park market but i found prices a bit too expensive.
fyi if that helps i m now buying my veg from fieldtofork (from this website) & i started getting my toilet paper and tissues from whogivesacrap (slightly more pricey but recycled paper and no plastic packaging) & i invested in the berkey water filter.
oh i also would like to make my own yogurts in case you have a successful non dairy yogurt recipe :)
thank you !
Comment by Amandine Alexandre-Hughes on November 26, 2018 at 16:04

Hi Marie, 

Apologies for taking so long to reply to your email. 

I'm afraid that I don't know any local shops where we can buy in bulk...

I think one of the closest organic bulk shops is located in Kentish Town. But other members of this group may know a place closer to NW6. Please let us know if you do. 

I take my plastic boxes to Waitrose Finchley Road to buy fish, meat and cheese from the various counters.

I also bought some parmesan from L'Angolo, the Italian deli located on College road recently. I handed them a plastic box and asked them to put the cheese directly into it. 

I also used my boxes at the farmers' market in Queen's park quite a few times. 

I haven't found a way to buy package free pasta yet. I think I'll have to buy big bags of pasta -the problem is that it's not easy to find big bags of organic pasta, I find. Or to buy them in cardboard boxes. 

What are you struggling with in particular at the moment? 

Let me know and I'll try my best to help you. 

Kind regards,


Comment by Marie W on October 15, 2018 at 12:53

Good afternoon, is this group still active ? i would be interested in knowing if you have found any local shops to buy in bulks for instance. and any other tips you have to reduce your waste. I am early in my reducing-waste process but definitely super keen ! Thank you. Marie

Comment by Amandine Alexandre-Hughes on April 26, 2018 at 14:00

Good afternoon, 

We are a small number of people here but I don't need to tell you that the interest in plastic reduction has increased very significantly in the UK since the end of last year. 

I'm interested in finding out what each of you is doing at the moment to reduce their waste production and challenges you've encountered. 

It's Real Nappy week until Saturday 29th April. On this occasion I've written a post on my blog

Looking forward to hearing back from you,


Comment by Amandine Alexandre-Hughes on September 13, 2017 at 10:23

Good morning,

You can get organic milk delivered in glass bottles in NW10.

Parker dairies ( delivers to the area - although their website only mentions East London and the West End.

I've been a customer since last week. I'm so glad that I don't have to buy milk in plastic bottles anymore!

Comment by Amandine Alexandre-Hughes on September 6, 2017 at 9:41

Baby clothes swap!

We’ve been approached by a local parent who’s interested in setting up a baby and children’s clothes swap (up to age 7).

If you have ideas about this or would like to help email

Comment by Amandine Alexandre-Hughes on April 7, 2017 at 12:35

West London Waste holds an event at Kilburn Library on Thursday 20th April (between 10am and 1pm).

The event will focus on reducing food waste and using cloth nappies.  West London Waste has six free nappy packs to lend to west London parents for a three week period.

To find out more about the event click here.


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