New minimal waste shop Green Weigh is flying the flag for sustainable shopping
Living more sustainably and ethically is an issue that’s become increasingly prominent in recent years. Slowly but surely, it’s pushed its way to the forefront of collective conversation, highlighting how individuals can do their part to help tackle climate change. Many emerging businesses have recognised this shift for what it is – a taste of what’s to come, rather than a passing trend – and new minimal waste shop, Green Weigh, based in Sawston, is no exception.
Green Weigh’s ethos is to support others making changes to the way they live and shop, with the aim of reducing their carbon footprint. The vast majority of produce on offer is organic, and in many cases will have a lesser impact on your purse, as well as the planet. “A frequent misconception of a shop like ours is that it is expensive, but we have worked very hard to ensure that our prices are competitive – and often cheaper than leading supermarkets,” explains Kelly, co-founder of Green Weigh. “Customers can buy as much or as little as they need, which also helps prevent food waste.”
Green Weigh’s ethos is to support others making changes to the way they live and shop
As a vegan-owned business, Green Weigh is passionate about animal welfare, as well as the environmental and health benefits a fully plant-based diet brings. All of Green Weigh’s products – including food, toiletries, cleaning products and gifts – are vegan and cruelty-free, and the team takes great care in sourcing stock from ethical and eco-friendly suppliers, supporting independent businesses as much as possible.
Green Weigh believes in small changes having a big impact. “As Anne-Marie Bonneau (the Zero-Waste Chef) said, we don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly, but rather millions of people doing it imperfectly,” says Kelly. “If everyone changed just a portion of their lifestyle in terms of what they eat, how it’s packaged and where they purchase things from, it would make a difference. It’s something we are seeing evidence of every day.”
Follow Green Weigh on Instagram to keep up to date (@greenweighshop), and for a bit of food inspiration, use the hashtag #greenweighchefs to join the community of customers posting recipes made with ingredients from the shop.