Downton Green Network
Promoting sustainable living within the local community
Where you can, choose to replenish your supplies by refilling rather than buying new packaging each time.
In Downton, you can buy a variety of food items, toiletries and cleaning stuff from Stable and Wick, who have a re-fill station run by Blueberry Den and food stuffs such as nuts, oats, flour et supplied by Wilton Whole foods. You can buy these loose, by taking your own bags and containers.
The Green Gram in Fordingbridge High Street has a wonderful range of items to buy plastic free - just about anything you can think of - and has just moved to larger premises.
There are zero waste shops springing up in other locations too - Blueberry Den in Winchester Street in Salisbury, and Ringwood has a couple of outlets too.
There are other companies who supply minimal / zero waste goods online too - SMOL, Method etc - and several eco-stores online (eg Peace with the Wild). The Green Network can help with such items as toilet rolls, as we have a supplier who refuses to use plastic packaging.