Local and Plastic Free Champion Businesses



By shopping locally with some of the Plastic Free Champion businesses, you are not only supporting the local economy but making the conscious choice to reduce single use plastic. 

What will be your next plastic free buy?

Farmer's Florist 

Beautiful rustic floral arrangements which can be delivered to your door. Harriet, who is based in Ruskington, designs and creates arrangements for weddings, specials occasions, loved ones and gifts.  She also offers workshops for seasonal arrangements too.

 

Wagalot and Woof 

Wagalot & Woof, based in Ruskington, love all things wholesome and natural, they also love the planet and beautiful places to walk. At Wagalot & Woof they strive to help keep them as green and lush as possible. Find items such as eco-friendly toys, natural treats and packaging that is recyclable or compostable on their website.

 

Life Unplastic 

Jo believes that living a zero waste life is a journey. By taking simple steps we can start to reduce our single use plastic and play our part in looking after our beautiful planet. The idea for creating a platform that would help other people find sustainable, plastic free products was born. Did you know, if we all switched to reusable cups, we would divert 500 billion takeaway cups from landfill every year!

 

Bliss and Wick 

Sarah sells the most beautiful candles and soy wax melts, her products are vegan and made with natural flavours. All her products are vegan. 

 

Blanchards Cafe 

Blanchards are a family run cafe serving delicious, freshly prepared and locally sourced food, in fact they even grow some of it themselves. They also support local crafters selling their produce in the cafe. 

 

Manor Farm Shop, Leasingham

A family run business in the heart of the Leasingham community, Manor farm offer a wide range of plastic free fruits and vegetables in their shop. You can also purchase refills of animal feed and dog treats. 

 

 

Kirks Vets Sleaford

Kirks Vets are one of the leading veterinary surgeries in South Lincolnshire. 

All the staff at KirksVets are dedicated to animal welfare and take a pride in the service we provide.  We provide a complete service for your pet. As well as the veterinary services we have pet shop items at each location offering a wide range of food and equipment with many items selected because they are plastic free. 

 

 

Fulbeck Craft Centre

A beautiful location for quality, unique and locally sourced shopping and food in Lincolnshire's renowned lime stone cliff villages. You will find a selection of local crafts such as; artisan items including jewellery, saddlery, wood turning, unique styled fountain and rollerball pens, candles, an artist in residence (who takes commissions), plus a wonderful selection of hand selected eco friendly and sustainably sourced gifts and cards in The Old Coach House Store. 

 

 

 

 

Watergate Yard

Watergate Yard was our first pub to sign up. Not only do they serve drinks but also a delicious menu of fusion and contemporary dishes often with a twist. The rustic interior demonstrates their love of reducing, reusing and repurposing.  

 

Navigation House

This local museum in the heart of Sleaford is a must see. Over 2 floors you can find out about the history of the River Slea. Their gift shop contains some beautiful and unique items. 

 

The Horseshoes, Silk Willoughby. 

A charming, traditional pub just 2 miles from Sleaford in the picturesque village of Silk Willoughby.

They offer a warm, friendly welcome to visitors old and new and ensure that your visit is an enjoyable one.

Enjoy a delicious lunch or evening meal with friends and family. At the Horseshoes they are passionate about serving quality, home-cooked food using locally-sourced produce where possible.

Mother Nature Health Store

Our first and flagship Plastic Free Champion, Mother Nature, in the Bristol Arcade, Sleaford, offer all customers a warm welcome in store. They have led the way in refill shopping offering a vast range of household cleaning products from well brands such as Miniml, Ecover and Ecoleaf,  as well as a large selection of food products from pasta, to dried fruit to tea and spices. Bring you own tubs to sill or make use of the paper bags available too. 

Kinder Soap 

A former teacher and eco club leader, Nic decided to leave education behind to start her own business, creating and selling her own brand of soap bars. Using her own formula and unique blends of flavour, she has developed an ever growing range of shampoo and body bars on offer. She works with her customers to offer the products they most want and has recently developed a vegan bar. 

 

Casa 17

Casa 17 is a unique and family run restaurant specialising in Mediterranean style cuisine. they offer a dining experience; not just a meal. Not only are they plastic free champions but also 100% against food waste. Helping the planet where possible!

 

Wood from the Moon

Wood From The Moon design and craft a variety of wooden items for the Kitchen and Home.  From high end hardwood cutting and serving boards, to bespoke gifts and jewellery, all of our products are made from the finest quality hardwoods.

They strive to craft beautiful and unique pieces with functional value. 

​The materials used for each piece are chosen specifically for their natural beauty and their overall suitability to the finished product.​

No mass production, No compromise on quality and no pointless single use plastic.

 

Cogglesford Mill

In a picturesque setting by the River Slea, this award winning, fully restored working watermill is thought to be the only Sheriff’s Watermill still operating in England, and millers have produced flour on this site for over a thousand years. Enjoy their mill days, stop by for a drink or water refill and enjoy their gift shop selling locally handcrafted gifts. 

 

 

Beautifully Handmade Gift Shop - Bristol Aracde, Sleaford. 

Whilst not one of our champions, this shop is an absolute gem for plastic free gifts, locally made and often bespoke. The shop sells gifts made by many local crafters, some of whom work hard to make their products sustainably and eco-friendly.

Here's one example for example 

Ewer-bee Beeswax Food Wraps 

Spirit of Trent

Being sustainable and eco- friendly certainly does not mean compromising on quality or flavour. Spirit of Trent Craft Spirits are made with love and passion, using traditional methods and with zero waste. Check out their website for more information. 

The Teaspoon Tea Company

For a vast array of traditional, green and herbal teas, look no further. 

Nocona Gelato

Calling all gelato lovers - this is a new taste sensation you must try. Each gelato is lovingly hand made with natural flavours and infused with tea or coffee to tantalise those taste-buds. 

 

Plastic Free Gifting

Did you know that in the UK we use over 227,000 miles of wrapping paper each year? Much of this can't be recycled as it either contains glitter or plastic tape. My favourite replacements are: 

Old manuscript paper or even old atlas pages or similar would do. I love the rustic look, tied with string or old ribbon (that we already have). I sometime add cinnamon bark or dried orange slices to add further decoration too.

Brown paper wrapping - I often reuse paper bags for this and some shops even add markings on their bags to help you cut them up efficiently to use! 

I was brought up re-using so yes, wrapping paper is often folded up after use and stashed away to be used again, gift bags are re-used too.
 
Furoshiki - the Japanese art of fabric wrapping. I'm working on mastering some of the more simple designs! 

For labels we save our cards, cut them up and use them. My hope is that I have kept last year's safe so that I can simply attach them to the right presents leaving more time for films and mulled wine!   
 

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