Local zero-waste shops and artisans

We want our community to work together in order for us all to move forward. We are By Portsmouth, For Portsmouth. Here is a useful list of local places you can source products and services that pride themselves on being zero-waste.

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Refill Shops

ZW shops offer a valuable and immediate solution to the plastic packaging waste issue and are a successful example of retailers and suppliers thriving in a circular economy. In the past few years, several refill stations have sprung up across the city and beyond. Bring your own container and check out what these shops sell package-free:

NameLocationGood to know
The Package Free Larder76 Elm Grove, Southsea, PO4 1LNBring your own containers to refill grocery products, cleaning products & household goods.
HerbiesAlbert Road, Southsea
Wild Thyme PortsmouthPalmerston Road, Southsea
All Good ThingsFareham
Refill & ReplenishPetersfield
Eco Freaks EmporiumGosport
Project store and kitchenWinchesterSmall refill area within a quirky cafe and vintage store.

Fruits and Vegetables

You might have more plastic-free fruit & veg near you than you realize! Portsmouth has a huge list of independent international shops, corner shops & market stalls that sell plastic-free fruit & veg, too many to list all of them. Here’s a few we love in the centre of the city, why not take a walk to your nearest high-street and find some more?

NameLocationGood to know
The Package Free LarderSouthsea, Elm Grove
The Mediterranean SupermarketSouthsea, Elm Grove
El BakaraSouthsea, Somers Road
The Fruit & Veg Shop177 Francis Ave, Southsea, Portsmouth, Southsea PO4 0AHVery fresh local produce . Ask for the locally grown potatoes-so tasty.
The International Food CentreFratton, Fratton Road
Fruit & FlowerEastney, Eastney RoadGood quality fruit and veg.Paper bags or use your own.
Ron White GreengrocersSouthsea, Marmion Road
Commercial Road MarketsPortsmouth, Commerical Road
Hampshire Farmers MarketsSouthsea, Palmerston Road
Albert Butcher199 Albert Road, SouthseaTheir fruits and vegs come mostly from Romania
Ushers Fruit and vegHigh St Cosham
RA Tier and SonHigh St EmsworthGood quality fruit and veg.

Meat, Cheese, Milk and Eggs

Meat & dairy products may seem like the hardest products to buy without any plastic, but there’s actually a wide range of places in the city where you can bring your own container and refill these items. Please call any shops ahead of time to ask if they are currently accepting your containers, as this information might have changed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NameLocationGood to know
The Southsea DeliSouthsea, Elm GroveBring your own container to refill artisan cheeses, deli meats, eggs & hayling island milk
The Package Free LarderSouthsea, Elm GrovePackage-free Eggs & Honey
Polski Sklep Delicatessen MayaFratton, Fratton RoadBring your container and ask for your desired amount of deli meats
Fajny Sklep Ltd.North End
Buckwells of SouthseaSouthsea, Osbourne Road
White W A & SonFrattonMeats & Eggs
WaitroseSouthsea, Marmion RoadCheese, fish & meat
Fish Market?? Never been, need more info
Albert Butcher199 Albert Road, SouthseaBring your own container to refill chees, deli meats
Southbourne Farm ShopMain Rd SouthbourneFresh local produce, artisan bakery, milk refill station. Free parking.

Plastic-free Vegan Alternatives

NameLocationGood to know
The Package Free LarderSouthsea, Elm GroveRefillable Oat Mylk & frozen vegan alternatives (burgers, pies etc)
Wild Thyme PortsmouthSouthsea, Palmerston RoadRefillable pantry items, vegan alternatives in glass jars (eg. tofu, seitan etc), bakery items & plastic-free frozen items.


As well as the enormous list of cafes you can visit for a plastic-free pastry, cake or baked good, you can find these brilliant bunch of bread makers in the city too.

NameLocationGood to know
Bread AddictionSouthsea, Elm GroveFreshly baked sourdoughs, bloomers etc…
The Southsea DeliSouthsea, Elm GroveFreshly Baked baguettes, pastries & cakes

Beauty products, family & household

NameLocationGood to know
The Package Free LarderSouthsea, Elm GroveRefill containers with face products, skin care products, beauty products and more.
LushPortsmouth, Commercial RoadGood range of loose productsTake back the empty containers
Southsea Bathing HutAlbert Road, SouthseaRefill containers with face products, skin care products, hair products

Zero-waste online delivery services

NameLocationGood to know
Be LocalsDellivery of local meat, vegs, fruits, pies, bread, eggs. They only deliver in the Portsmouth area. Their sausages are delivered in platic packaging though…! (MC)

Local creatives, artists and businesses

So many local businesses in Portsmouth have either pledged to reduce plastic in their supply chains or sell beautiful products and gifts without any plastic at all. Here’s a few of our favourites. Get in touch if you know anyone else that belongs on this list!

NameLocationGood to know
The Beehive Portsmouth
Vanessa Jane DesignsPlastic-free seasonal bouquets
Cos ColoursPlastic free watercolours made from upcycled cosmetics https://www.coswatercolours.com/shop