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“Households in the UK are estimated to throw away 66 items of plastic packaging per week on average. This means that 1.85 billion plastic packaging items are thrown away each week across all UK households, equating to almost 100 billion items a year.” [Statista, Aug 23]


Harriet’s Of Hove, refill store, plastic-free pantry, harrietsofhove.com
Kindly of Brighton, 10-114 Dyke Rd, Brighton BN1 3TE, refill store, loose veggies & fruits, vegan, kindlyofbrighton.com
Store Brighton, 253E Ditchling Rd, Brighton BN1 6JD, refill store, plastic-free household/toiletries, storebrighton.co.uk


Kitche APP, free food waste app designed to save you money and reduce your food waste at home
Olio Mobile APP, free app, giveaways, borrowing/lending things to reduce household, food waste
The Real Junk Food Project:
Hub: Bevedean BN2 4LW, pay-as-you-feel, Mon-Fri pm.
– Pop-Up Cafe, pay-as-you-feel: ►The Fitz Cafe BN2 1AP, Tue-Thu, coffee & cake 10am, lunch 12-2pm, ►St Luke’s Church BN1 5DD, Tue & Wed, 12.30-2pm ►Hollingdean Community. Centre BN1 7BH, Thu 12.30-1.45pm
Book: ‘Rescue Recipes: Fighting Food Waste One Meal at a Time’.
Too Good to Go APP, free app connecting customers to restaurants/stores that have surplus unsold food


Brighton & Hove Library of Things, Castle Square, Brighton BN1 1EE, tool library, rental, Tue-Sat, participate.libraryofthings.co.uk/brighton
Brighton Borrowers, community library of things (anything! from baby bath, Xbox games to hedge trimmer), order online, donation welcome, brightonborrowers.co.uk
reuse-a-bowl, stop the single use & hire your kid’s party plates, cups, cutlery & bowls, FB: @reuse-a-bowl
SuperLooper, Brighton’s baby clothing rental library, save money & reduce waste! 0-24mths, superlooperlife.com
Toy Library, Tarner Family Hub, Mon pm, Tue 9.30am-1.30pm, Wed 9.30am-2.30pm, Thu 10am-1.30pm, ecpuk.org/toy-library


Brighton Bike Hub, 6b St Martin’s Place, Brighton BN2 3LE, bike repair space, secondhand bike shop, Facebook: @BrightonBikeHub
Brighton Repair Café, St George’s Hall, Moulsecoomb BN1 9JG, 10am -12pm, 1st Sat of the month, Facebook:  @Brighton Repair Café
Community Repair Café, Bristol Estate Community Hub BN2 5DJ, monthly Tue pm, check Facebook: @Bristol Estate Community Hub
Hollingdean Repair Café, Hollingdean Community Centre BN1 7BH, 10am-12pm, 1st Sat of the month, Facebook: @Hollingdean Repair Café
Patcham Repair Café, Patcham Community Centre BN1 8TA, 2nd Sat every month (except Aug), 10.30am-1pm, Find on Facebook
Prestonville Repair Café, Exeter Street Hall, Brighton BN1 5PG, 2nd Sun of the month, 10am-12pm, exeterstreethall.org/event/
MPB, buy, sell or trade used camera & video kit, www.mpb.com/en-uk
Tech-Takeback & Revaluit (online), sustainable solution for unwanted electronics & sale of refurbished tech, techtakeback.com


Leave No Trace Brighton, Community Beach clean usually on a Sunday, spring/summer, check FB for info: @Leavenotracebrighton
Surfer Against Sewage Brighton Beach Clean, from 2024, 3rd Sun of the month, various locations, check Instagram: @sasinbrighton
The Deans Beach & Environment Volunteers Beach Clean, 1st Sun of the month, 11am-12.30pm, check FB @thedeansvolunteers


Freecycle, network for giving away or getting stuff for free, freecycle.org
Freegle Shop, drop small unwanted items & pick something you need, ‘Planet Brighton’, The Open Market BN1 4JU, Thu, Fri & Sat, 10am-4pm, FB: @Brighton Freegle
Freegle APP, online dating app for stuff, free giveaway of unwanted things, ilovefreegle.org/mobile


Goodmoney, gift vouchers supporting the local businesses, goodmoney.co.uk
It’s Your Planet Too, award winning eco activity & subscription boxes for children for hours of fun, itsourplanettoo.co.uk
Plastic Free Baby, eco-friendly online shop, web: plasticfree.baby
Playpress Toys, Sussex-based, eco-friendly buildable connecatble playsets, playpresstoys.co.uk
Puzzle Bored, 27 New Rd, Brighton BN1 1UG, puzzle shop featuring local artists, puzzlebored.co.uk
Squiggle & Bean, handmade crochet toys & comforters, squiggleandbean.co.uk
SuperLooper, Brighton’s baby clothing rental library, save money & reduce waste! 0-24mths, rental voucher, superlooperlife.com
Timeless Toys, Portland Rd, Hove BN3 5DP, plastic free, planet friendly wooden toys, timeless-toys.co.uk


The Green Cleaner, for a cleaner, healthier home, 01273 726886
The Washable Nappy Company, free demonstration & trial kits, 07833 927210
Zedify, green cycle courier offering same & next day deliveries, zedify.co.uk


Do your own and plastic free! Home-made gifts are awesome!
From Christmas decoration/crackers, gifts to food prep!
Reuse wrapping paper, children’s drawings, upcycle brown paper, try cloth wrapping (#furoshiki).
Be mindful with what you buy! Vouchers, experiences, days out make fabulous memories!
Why not buy second-hand and plan for a Secret Santa!
Use your leftovers! Be creative! ‘Post-Christmas Dinner Tapas’!
Oven wizard
Burgess Hill Girls
Little Dippers
Lancing prep