‘Elm’ is a blog that shares ‘Eco Living in Manchester‘ born from a love of all things environmentally friendly and sustainable.
Pip, the owner, runs the site sharing her zero waste journey complete with product tips and where to shop in Manchester.
Most recently, she has created a map of Manchester’s Plastic Free Shops, pinpointing 25 shops where you can grab some plastic-free food and zero waste products.
Not all the shops claim to be entirely ‘plastic-free’ or stock only ‘zero waste’ products but you can get a good amount of sustainable products in each!
You can see Pip’s full list here and the city centre stores highlighted on the map below…
Pip highlights that this family-ran business sat next to the sister business ‘McCalls’ exotics’ is best for organic vegetables with her favourite product being packaging-free salad leaves. They’ve also got a good selection of refill dried goods and a range of plastic-free beauty products.
Earth Friendly Rocker
Tucked away in Afflecks Palace, this one is the shop for all your pamper sesh needs with the likes of candles, bath melts and plenty of essential oils. They also stock reusable period pads and refillable household cleaning products.
Ancoats General Store
A popular and well-known one on Pip’s list this one has everything food, drink, coffee-related and of course the Post Office. There’s a good selection of dried produce, including food refill stations and even a laundry liquid refilling station.
Another on of Manchester’s most well-known eco stores is Eight Day on Oxford Road. It’s a haven for vegan and vegetarian friends and has been providing the goods since the 70s. There’s a whole range of plastic-free products to chose from and a basic refill station.
The wholefood shop and cafe in Salford is ‘perfect for grabbing a spot of brunch while you fill up on your cupboard staples and refill products’. Ideal.