We've put together a handy list of local businesses that offer ways to help you to reduce or minimise your carbon footprint and promote a more sustainable living.
Your Home Your World
This refill service delivers in the Basingstoke area and up to 10 miles from the centre. Delivery is free. Visit the website at https://yourhomeyourworld.co.uk.
Located in Overton, Café Pueblo offers local people the opportunity to buy good quality environmentally-friendly products and foods from it’s Pueblo Pantry. They stock Faith In Nature toiletries, cleaning and laundry products along with toothbrushes and plastic free period products. You’ll also find a range of food items including oats, wasabi peas, bombay mix, apple rings, mango, nuts and seeds and popping corn. You can enjoy coffee and food at the same time as you shop and they will also fill up your water bottle so you don’t need to buy a bottle of water. Open 8am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday.
Heart and Compass
Heart and Compass stocks refill toiletries and cleaning products along with cleaning accessories. They offer free delivery to the RG21 and RG29 postcodes.
Triple O Packaging Top-Up
You can often find Triple O Packaging Top-Up at the Portsmouth Arms weekly market, Top of The Town market or at the Silchester Village or Kingsclere markets. Visit their Facebook page to see where they will be. They stock cleaning and body care products as well as cooking oils and Jericho coffee beans from Brazil.
If you have a baby or toddler, another way to reduce waste is to look at reusable nappies.
The Overton Nappy Library hires reusable nappies to families in Overton and surrounding villages and towns. They will also help you find the right kit for your baby. They also have reusable wipes to hire, with or without a nappy kit.
The Basingstoke Real Nappy Library is a service for parents in and around Basingstoke to hire, trial and learn more about reusable nappies. Visit their Facebook page to find out more.
Blog updated June 2023