Could your business or organisation be a part of our Bristol #WasteNothing Challenge?
Whether it be with your skills, your products, your advice or your time, we are looking to collaborate with community groups and organisations with unique skillsets, knowledge and experience to help guide our participants through their challenge.
Our current partners
Listed in alphabetical order
Bloom & Nora
Purveyors of fine period wear. Ethically made in our UK factory to Oeko-Tex standards, our beautiful range of quality, environmentally friendly, award winning reusable sanitary pads will give you the opportunity to have a cycle in comfort and style whilst helping you reduce your consumption of single use plastic items.
Upon discovering beeswax wraps, owner Susannah Trevelyan was delighted by the solution they provided to the endless use of dull, environmentally damaging plastic packaging, and promised to do some research when I arrived back home.
She is keen on using organic ingredients and supporting projects such as Bee The Change Project, a Bristol Natural beekeeping project, that mentors natural beekeeping in local schools and community spaces, and also Bees for Development, a Charity that works internationally to encourage bee keeping as a means to alleviate poverty.
Children's Scrapstore Bristol are a small charity dedicated to helping improve play and creative opportunities for children, young people and adults. Our organisation has several strands:
Play Services - resources, services and consultancy for schools and early years settings to support the development of play, including the pioneering Scrapstore PlayPod scheme.
Events - play and creative sessions for children, families and adults in our Scrapstores and in the community.
Scrapstore Warehouse - stocked with scrap materials fantastic for creative play opportunities at low costs, open to members.
ArtShop - arts and crafts materials for the public, with profits channelled back into the charity.
Littlelamb Nappies, making great value, superb quality washable nappies for 20 years. We are one of the only washable nappy companies to offer a money back guarantee whilst still keeping washables affordable for everyone.
Original Organics has received worldwide recognition with regards to its patented wormeries and is often featured in the media as an environmentally friendly company. As a leading manufacturer & distributor of gardening, recycling & water conservation equipment, we offer many quality products including our world famous Original, Midi and Junior Wormeries as well as our newer multi-tray Tiger Wormery and our Rotol and Garden King Compost Convertors.
Preserve is a zero waste shop on Gloucester Road. Selling a wide range of products to help people live waste free. We sell unpackaged foods where you. And bring your own containers and buy as little of as much as you like. We also stock refillable cleaning products and plastic free toiletries and household items. The majority of our products are vegan and organic and we have many local suppliers. So far in the 9 months we have been open 85000 pieces of single use plastic have been saved from going into waste.
Priormade Ltd is a Bristol rooted company that specialises in responsible design and fabrication; focusing on using sustainable and low impact materials as much as possible. There are three main strands to our independent business: product design, prop and sign fabrication, and community art projects/ creative workshops. We are based in Old Market and also manage PRIOR, a new retail/ lifestyle store that sells handmade homewares and accessories by local designers. All of the work in the shop will be sustainably and responsibly made without compromising high quality, made to last products.
The ReUsery promotes sustainable development through Reduce/ReUse/Repair/Upcycle/Recycle initiatives including workshops, talks, visits, clubs and events.
Way back in 2001 when plastic bags were still spilling off the end of our supermarket tills, Turtle Bags was established to raise awareness of the hazards of plastic bags and sell alternatives.
Plastic in our seas is a problem which is invisible to most of us in our daily lives but will be causing problems for many decades disrupting food chains and suffocating sealife.
We work with our fair trade partners who share our environmental values to supply environmentally friendly bags.
Vegan Food Wraps
The Vegan Food Wrap Company is a part of The Beeswax Wrap Company. The Vegan side of the business came about because of customers who wanted a Vegan alternative to Beeswax Wraps. Fran & Carly started The Beeswax Wrap Company in 2017, and they quickly became aware of key customers who were being left behind in their bid to support people on their plastic free journey. After a great deal of research and development the Vegan Food Wrap Company was born!
Wisteria Workshop Upholstery
We offer a commission service for upholstery, cushion and lampshade making. We recycle furniture to sell in various places and this year we are building up upholstery classes taking place in the founder's home workshop. We try to use vintage fabric and reuse as much as possible!
We started work on this business over 25 years ago in the mid 1980s when the word wormery (as it pertains to composting) hadn’t even been coined. Having read the works of some dedicated pioneers of organic gardening including Jack Temple and his publications through the HDRA (now the National Centre for Organic Gardening), we saw an exciting opportunity to make worm composting easy and available to all gardeners and householders. In truth all we have done is examined nature, learned from earlier experts and devised simple and efficient methods and systems for the lowly worm to be harnessed to help us deal with the apparently mundane but in reality vital issue of dealing with the food waste of the 9 billion of us on this little planet.