Starting your zero waste journey

As climate change becomes more apparent in our daily lives, some people are choosing to opt for more eco-friendly products. In an attempt to eliminate single-use plastics, zero-waste shops provide an option to reuse old containers to do your weekly shop.

With two stores in Leeds City Centre and Bramley, Ecotopia has something for everyone. To make just one small eco-friendly change to everyday life, you could opt for reusable period products, shampoo bars or toothpaste tabs. With the closure of Panda Refills, a zero waste stall located in Kirkgate Market, last October, the future for zero waste shops in Leeds seemed uncertain. However, to set itself apart from the rest, Ecotopia also showcases local artists’ work. Handmade candles, recycled earrings and crochet tubs are just some of the unique items sold in their store.

With a 10% discount for students, the younger generation is being encouraged to make eco-friendly behaviours. The events and notice board located by the door of the store advertises all sorts of events, groups and apps that promote ways for us all to be kinder to the earth. Whether you’re curious about zero-waste living or looking for more eco-friendly products, visiting your local zero-waste store could help broaden your horizons.