TerraCycle is an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling typically hard-to-recycle waste. They offer a range of free programmes that are funded by conscientious companies, as well as recycling solutions available for purchase for almost every form of waste.Read more
City To Sea is an organisation campaigning to stop plastic pollution – from the city to the sea. Their vision is for the world’s waterways and coastlines to be strewn with sticks, sand and seaweed … not plastic! They focus on providing practical, solutions-focused initiatives and advocating reduce and reuse over single-use.Read more
Ecojam is a jamboree of all things local, green and ethical. You can tune into local news and events, discover local green businesses and initiatives, and search for ethical jobs and volunteer opportunities. They aim to get more people involved in their local green scene, and promote and connect green activities in cities and counties across the UK.Read more
Scoopaway specialise in Natural Wholesome Foods and Remedies for the whole family. Including natural Food Supplements and natural Body Care from head to toe. Organic and Fairtrade Teas and Coffee, Herbs and Spices and Chilled and Frozen Convenience foods. They also cater for speciality diets such as Vegetarian, Vegan and Coeliac.Read more
Smaller Footprints is a zero waste shop in Clifton Bristol. Their products include rices, pastas, beans, cereals, nuts (and grind-your-own nut butter!), chocolate, herbs & spices, loose teas, coffee beans, honey, cooking oils, flours, sugar, cleaning products and a range of environmentally conscious non-food items. By storing items in bulk Smaller Footprints enables the bypassing of the conventional, wasteful practice where foods are covered in single-use packaging.Read more
Aid Box Community (ABC) is a grassroots, humanitarian organisation based on Cheltenham Road in Bristol. The charity has a community hub and Free Shop where asylum seekers & refugees in Bristol receive support, sanctuary and can also find basic essentials to daily life as the settle in our city. Many vulnerable people who have come to the UK escaping persecution, war or natural disaster receive less than £5 a day to live on, sometimes for a whole family, and ABC supports hundreds of people each year.Read more
Baby Bank Network is a charity that helps to alleviate child poverty and support families at a what may be a time of financial and emotional stress, whilst reducing waste and promoting reuse of items. They collect baby equipment, toiletries, cots, prams and toys that are pre-loved, and pass them on to families in need. It is a free service and all donations go directly to the families that they support.Read more
Bristol Wood Recycling Project do paid collections where they will take away any wood waste you have. They also have the option of drop off donations subject to these guidelines and cannot guarantee they will take it: No MDF or Chipboard, nothing with nails in, no timber under 1.5m in length and furniture must be in reusable condition.Read more
Bristol Repair Cafe’s: What do you do with a chair when the leg has come loose? With a toaster that no longer works? Or a woollen jumper with moth holes? Toss it? No way!
You can repair it at the Repair Café! They have volunteers with expertise and skills to share offer free help with repairing faulty or broken appliances, toys or bikes, clothing or textile repairs, or help with getting to know how tools or appliances work such as a new phone or sewing machine. There are Repair cafes in various parts of the City and meet between 10:30 and 13:00 on the first Saturday of every month.