When we began our quest for a more simple and sustainable way of living over five years ago we made a lot of changes to our everyday life. One of those changes was buying shampoo, conditioner, liquid soap and soap in bulk using our own refillable containers. We are lucky here in southern Adelaide to have an amazing eco store close by where we can purchase a range of Australian made cleaning & body products.
The Waste Not Want Not shop’s owner, Gary, encourages his customers to bring their empty bottles to fill up, alternatively you can also purchase these products in a new container which you are encouraged to return and have refilled. We have been using the same containers ever since we started shopping there!
Not only is it a great feeling to not have to regularly buy plastic containers, but the products are Australian made, vegetable based and eco friendly.
The store sells an extensive range of environmentally friendly products as well as some great fair trade gifts. We often stock up on heirloom and organic seeds while we are there.
The Waste Not Want Not Eco shop has changed locations a couple of times but is now a much loved member of the thriving Blackwood community. For us it is also much closer than its previous addresses which is an added bonus as we try and shop locally whenever possible.
They also have an online store and a facebook page. They are open Mon-Fri 9:30- 5:00 and Saturdays 9:00-2:00.
This post has been written as a way to share some of the ways we lead a more sustainable life. While we regularly shop at the Waste Not Want Not eco shop we are in no way affiliated with it, nor were we paid in anyway for writing this post.