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Common Questions

Where is the shop?

We're located at 30 High Street in Buxton, SK17 6EU.

Note that this is not the pedestrianised shopping street with the chain stores, that's called Spring Gardens. We're at the other end of town near the Market Place with many other local lovely small businesses. We're directly opposite The Old Sun Inn.

What are your opening hours?

Please check our facebook feed for updates on opening hours. Due to the increased demand during the coronavirus pandemic we may have to amend our hours, and given our present commitments we're only publishing them there.

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Which payment methods do you accept?

We're no longer handling cash, so please pay by card. We cannot accept American express cards.

Is there parking nearby?

the nearest public car park is market place, just a minutes walk along the road from us.

There is a parking bay outside the shop which gives 40 mins free parking.

the nearest free street parking is alongside the park on burlington road, or college road, both are less than 5 mins walk away, if you walk up bath road.

Can I come via public transport?

Buxton railway station is 10 mins walk away, with twice hourly trains.
Buxton is well served by buses (we use them rather than driving), with the nearest stop being at market place.

Can I afford to shop with you?

Simply, yes.
We offer as many 'staples' as we can at a reasonable price.
by taking the amount you actually need, rather than a standard pack size, you reduce the cost and cut down on both packaging and food waste, customers who buy their weekly shop here often comment that their shopping costs much less than they were expecting.

How can your shop be zero-waste?

The term refers to your transaction with us. You're not generating waste when you bring your own containers.

As for the packaging we receive, this is re-used wherever possible..

How much waste do you generate?

​​We buy in bulk and that almost always means we get large paper sacks, which we find second homes for with allotment holders, the same with cardboard.

We do receive plastic packaging and we don't ever hide that, it would be misleading. Plastic packaging is still  necessary when as a society we demand fresh goods from all over the world, it's often the packaging that's used for nuts and dried fruit.

the plastic we receive is recycled if we can't find a second home for it. The amount we received is many times less than individuals buying small packets in non-recyclable plastic, most of which is destined for landfill.

overall, every item that's purchased from day zero saves on average five pieces of packaging.

We have set up circular zero waste supply and refill systems with several companies. two examples are Buxton Roastery for our coffee beans, and SESI for all of our household cleaning products. We already have plans to do more of this.

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