Daylesford Organic has launched a Zero Waste Pantry in its flagship farm shop in Kingham, Gloucestershire, to curb the use of single-use packaging and reduce food waste.

The Zero Waste Pantry is centred around a dry goods dispensary for organic staples such as cereals, nuts, seeds, grains and pulses, where customers can bring their own containers or choose from a range of sustainable, reusable vessels.

There is also a new honey dispensary and an olive oil and vinegar dispensary, as well as a bar where organic kombucha is available on tap, alongside freshly made juices and a water refill station.

In addition, Daylesford has installed new fridge areas dedicated to plant-based products and foods to aid gut health such as kefir, kimchi and pickles.

“As well as reducing the need for packaging, the Zero Waste Pantry should also help to reduce food waste, allowing customers to buy just the right amount for their needs, avoiding both wastage and spoiling,” explains Daylesford founder, Carole Bamford. “Part of our wider drive to package lightly across our business, this takes us one step closer to achieving our goal of 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging.”



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