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If you’re looking to reduce your plastic/waste footprint then make a bee-line for the wonderful Buy The Kilo, which you’ll find at Tynemouth Metro station.

Buy The Kilo have really caught the imagination of eco-conscious shoppers who bring their own containers along to the store in order to fill them with a whole range of dry food stuffs, from cereal to rice to beans, nuts, seeds and more. (The shop can also provide/sell you their own paper/glass packaging if you don’t have anything suitable). You can also purchase the exact amount you need meaning your pantry won’t get clogged up with industrial sized bags of yellow split peas you no longer want (yep – I’m looking at myself). They also have cleaning stuff from EcoLeaf, and white vinegar/bicarbonate of soda, which will let you make your own cleaning products free from chemicals. And – get this! – Buy The Kilo is also a gallery and they will be showcasing work by artists who highlight environmental issues. Other workshops and events take place in the shop which helps foster their community vibe. Check their website for more info on this super enterprise, which is proving a real boon for the region.

Buy The Kilo, No. 3 The Sidings, Tynemouth Metro Station, North Shields. buy-the-kilo.com