We are pleased to now be stocking products from Rugged Nature. Formulated, sourced and produced in the UK and delivered to us in plastic free packaging.

The hair clay is suitable for Vegan use, with all wax/clay products only containing naturally sourced ingredients these are ideal for those wit...

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Joining our increasing range of refills today are our new body wash fragrances Coconut & Argan Oil and Tea Tree & Aloe Vera from the Alter/Native range.

Suitable for Vegans, cruelty free and not tested on animals they are SLS, SLES & Paraben free as well as being made in the UK.

Make a small ch...

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Pop-up stall NE BIC

Dec 9, 2019 – Dec 9, 2019

We will be showcasing our plastic free products to local businesses at the North East Business Innovation centre (NE BIC) alongside Sharon Lashley from Climate Action North.

We aim to promote the circular economy, bringing reusable kitchen roll, make-up remover pads, bamboo toothbrushes and non-...

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Adding to our wide range of dried fruits we now have dried prunes.

They join our dried pears; figs; dates; apple rings; sour cherries; raisins; sultanas; currants; mixed peel; apricots; banana chips; sun-dried tomatoes and cranberries.

Bring along your breakfast cereal container and make your o...

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Chester-Le-Street Market

Nov 1, 2019 – Nov 1, 2019

We will be out on the road this Friday. Join us at Chester-Le-Street market where we will have our range of Friendly soaps; beeswax wraps; Truthpaste; Denttabs; bamboo toothbrushes; Iron and Velvet cleaning products and our locally made reusable kitchen roll, sandwich wraps and soap scrubbies.


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Almond milk too expensive, or only available with single use plastics? How about trying Your own homemade almond milk? A simple recipe with no additives or preservatives and a ZeroWaste solution.

This recipe also works with cashews and peanuts.

Our almonds are available at £1.49/100g - bring yo...

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We are active on Instagram. Follow us @thelittlerefill for updates on our products and hints and tips on going ZeroWaste.

Are you on your journey to Zero Waste? Research has shown that by making the switch to Cloth Sanitary Products (CSP) women can save around £4,500 over disposable products. There is also evidence that CSP reduces abdominal cramps during menstruation.

We have a great range of CSP in stock now from...

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2 weeks ago
We love this little gem in Seaham. We have switched to plastic and chemical free alternatives cutting down our waste and trying to do our bit for the environment. The staff are lovely and very welcoming always a warm smile greeting you went you enter and nothing is ever too much. They are knowledgeable about every product and they have clearly researched their products.
- Kay T
2 months ago
Great shop with amazing ethical items at a good price. Always greeted with a smile & loads of useful hints, tips & advice on being environmentally friendly.
- Ann M
7 months ago
Fabulous Zero Waste shop. This was an amazing find yesterday, a lovely shop with a range of eco friendly products (soap, shampoo etc) plus all your spices, beans, cereals but without all the unnecessary packaging. Very friendly owners, only too willing to help. Take your own containers and buy as much or as little as you need. Looking forward to my next visit.
- Angela K

Plastic free products

Unnecessary plastic packaging dictates the volume of product you purchase. Disposal of plastic, regardless of method, creates environmental damage and uses excess energy and water. We offer you the opportunity to buy what you need, plastic free. By changing a small part of your shopping culture you can have a large positive impact in the fight against climate change and pollution.

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5 Adelaide Row
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Mon:10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Tue:10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wed:10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Thu:9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri:9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat:9:00 am – 4:00 pm
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