Where to Find Zero Waste + Plastic Free Essentials Online

As someone who does her best to discourage shopping, I’ve put off writing this guide. For years. Yet I’m regularly asked where to find certain eco-friendly products. And yes: there are certain items that make living plastic-free and zero waste easier. The purpose of this website is to make it easier for people to live more sustainable, ethical, plastic-free and zero waste lives. Very occasionally, that means stuff.

I’ve put this resource together to help anyone looking for zero waste or plastic-free alternatives. I would always encourage everyone to use what they have first, and to look for second-hand options before buying anything new. Borrowing things from friends to establish whether you will actually use them before buying is also recommended.

I would also plead: shop as local as possible, and support independent stores. We all bemoan the lack of choice, the rise of big box stores and the demise of the independent store. Yet when we buy something, the temptation is often to choose the cheapest option, rather than the most ethical.

Remember, when we buy things, we vote with our money for the companies we want to support and the kind of future we want to see.

Zero Waste and Plastic Free Online Shopping

I’ve tried to feature stores that have a range of products, rather than just one or two offerings. This list is only as good as my personal experience and the feedback and recommendations I receive. If you know of a store I should add to this list – please tell me!

The most zero waste option is always to buy from a physical store rather than to purchase online, where the option exists. The next best option is to choose the most local online store to you. Etsy is a handmade marketplace and is a great place to find handmade produce bags, reusable bags and other crafted items, and to support local producers.

Zero Waste and Plastic Free Online Shopping, Australia

Biome Eco Store

An online store (with stores in Brisbane) that isn’t exclusively plastic-free or zero waste but with a very high proportion of zero waste products. They do have a dedicated “No Waste and Plastic Free” section, and also ship their products without using plastic.

Great for: stainless steel and glass lunchboxes and containers, water bottles, reusable straws, icy pole moulds, cutlery, glass jars, bamboo dental care, and lots more.

W: biome.com.au

Delivery: Australia (Free Delivery over $130); international delivery at cost

Shop Naturally

An online store (with pickup from their warehouse available in NSW) is an online health and wellbeing store with a fair range of plastic-free products in bamboo and stainless steel, and BPA-free silicone.

Great for: water bottles, bamboo kitchenware, glass food storage, popsicle moulds and ice cube trays.

W: shopnaturally.com.au

Delivery: Australia only (free shipping starts at $100 spend and minimum spend increases with weight and postcode).

Flora & Fauna

Flora & Fauna is a vegan, cruelty-free and eco-friendly online store selling everything from fashion to homewares, dental care to reusables. Not everything in their store is zero waste or even plastic-free, but they do have a range of options spread across their categories. They also sell some unusual products including copper water bottles.

W: floraandfauna.com.au

Delivery: Worlwide. Austalia: $6.95 for orders up to $50.00, free delivery over $50. Some smaller items have free shipping with no minimum spend. New Zealand: shipping from $10 via DHL. Worldwide shipping from $15 via DHL.

Dandelion Eco Store

An online health and wellbeing store based in Perth, WA (with pickup available from the Growers Green Farmers Market, South Fremantle on Sundays). Rachel has a growing collection of stainless steel and plastic-free food storage and food preparation containers.

Great for: plastic-free food storage solutions including lunchboxes, water bottles, other reusables.

W: dandelionecostore.com.au

Delivery: Australia only (Free shipping to Perth metro over $50; $15 flat rate shipping for Australia-wide metro with spends up to $299; free shipping Australia-wide metro for spends over $300; rural Australia shipping calculated by weight and postcode).

Urban Revolution

An online eco-store based in Perth with a range of plastic free items and reusables and a big focus on natural and compostable options, that ship all parcels with reused materials and avoids plastic where possible.

W: urbanrevolution.com.au

Delivery: Australia only (delivery calculated by weight; local pickup available)


An online eco-store with a range of plastic free items and reusables, that ship all parcels without plastic tape or packaging.

W: ecolosophy.com.au

Delivery: Australia only ($9.95 under $150, free delivery over $150)

Going Green Solutions

An online store based in Melbourne (with local pickup available from Hurstbridge, Melbourne) with two main categories: green catering & packaging; and eco home & lifestyle. Has a broad range of products with some less-commonly found items including make-up refills.

W: goinggreensolutions.com.au

Delivery: Australia only (free delivery over $100 if less than 3kg; heavier orders calculated by weight; local pickup available)

The Source Bulk Foods

As the name suggests, The Source Bulk Foods are predominantly a food retailer. They are passionate about zero waste living and reducing plastic though, and have a number of reusables for sale on their website or at their 33 stores across Australia including beeswax wraps, produce bags, Planet Box lunchboxes and water bottles.

W. thesourcebulkfoods.com.au

Delivery: Australia only (from $9.95; price dependent on postcode and weight of order)

Zero Waste and Plastic Free Online Shopping, USA and Canada

Life Without Plastic

An online store dedicated to offering products that are plastic-free, this store has everything you might need (and no doubt, plenty you don’t!) for living a plastic-free and zero waste lifestyle. All of the products are made with stainless steel, glass and wood.

W: lifewithoutplastic.com

Delivery: Flat Rate Shipping to North America & Canada (excluding Hawaii & Alaska); International Delivery at cost.

Mighty Nest

An online store with a focus on natural, organic and non-toxic products, with lots of glass, stainless steel and non-plastic options.

W: mightynest.com

Delivery: USA (free delivery over $50 except Alaska, Hawaii and US Territories), Australia and Canada (delivery at cost)

The Ultimate Green Store

This isn’t a plastic-free or zero waste store as such, and there are no dedicated categories. There are lots of natural products and recycled materials, and the range is huge. The store offers bamboo homewares, recycled glass products and a small selection of reusables. You won’t find specialist zero waste products here but it is helpful for the basics. They also have a big range of organic natural clothing.

W: theultimategreenstore.com

Delivery: USA only (except by special request)

Tiny Yellow Bungalow

A small eco-store based in Athens, Georgia (local pickup is also available) dedicated to zero waste living, which also sells a small number of vintage items.

Great for: vintage and arty zero waste items, and reusables.

W: tinyyellowbungalow.com

Delivery: USA (price per order value; orders over $100 cost a flat rate $15), International ($26 for orders under $150, $36 for orders over $150)

Wild Minimalist

A small zero waste online store based in San Rafael, California which also sells a small number of vintage items. They are committed to packaging items plastic-free, and use recyclable materials where possible.

W: wildminimalist.com

Delivery: USA and Canada (shipping calculated at checkout; free standard delivery for orders over $75 to the Continental U.S. & Canada)

NU Grocery (Canada)

An online zero waste store with a growing collection of zero waste products under five categories. They also ship their products completely plastic-free and all packaging is fully recyclable.

W: nu-grocery.myshopify.com

Delivery: Canada only ($10, free delivery on orders over $85)

PAREdown Home (Canada)

An online zero waste store with a small range of products, most of which are plastic-free.

W: paredownhome.com

Delivery: Worldwide, no prices listed.

Zero Waste and Plastic Free Online Shopping, UK and Ireland

A Slice of Green

The sister site of Green Tulip (listed below), A Slice of Green products are focused on waste minimization and the mantra “reduce-reuse-recycle”. Not all products are plastic-free, but the emphasis is on reusables and sustainability. Focussed on food preparation, storage and transport.

W : asliceofgreen.co.uk

Delivery: UK (free delivery over £30, costs £2.95 under £30), international delivery at cost (on request)

Green Tulip

An ethical gifts website with 6 core values: organic, natural, British, recycled, sustainable and fair trade. Their sister site A Slice of Green focuses on food-based reusables, but Green Tulip has plenty of sustainable alternatives to conventional products including garden, wellbeing and recycled glass.

W: greentulip.co.uk

Delivery: UK (free delivery over £30, costs £2.95 under £30), international delivery at cost (on request)


Boobalou is a small UK company working to reduce household waste, with a huge focus on family-friendly reusables. There are four main categories: eco lady, eco baby, eco home and eco living. Whilst not everything is plastic-free, the majority is, and all of the products are more eco-friendly than conventional alternatives.

Great for: anyone with babies, young kids and families.

W: boobalou.co.uk

Delivery: UK (free delivery over £50, costs £2.85 under £50), International (£6.85 flat rate; large orders at cost)

Less Plastic

This small online store is committed to promoting the plastic-free way of life, and all products are designed to live without (or with less plastic). Most products are for food prep, storage and transport, with a real emphasis on stainless steel reusables.

W: lessplastic.co.uk

Delivery: UK (£3.50 under £50, free delivery over £50), international delivery on request

Eqo Living

A small online store and family business committed to offering eco-friendly, reusable products for living with less waste. Most products are for food preparation, storage and transport.

W: eqoliving.com

Delivery: UK only (£4.90 standard delivery under £100, free delivery over £100)


Based in Dorset, this online homewares store stocks products chosen with the idea that they are bought “once” and will last forever. Lots of natural materials and fibres, and a selection of reusables.

W: andkeep.com

Delivery: UK only (Standard delivery £1.99, free delivery over £50

Ethical Superstore

This isn’t a plastic-free or zero waste store as such, and there is plenty of plastic! But there is such a vast array of products (it is definitely a superstore!) that there are some zero waste options. They have a home composting section, bamboo homewares, and a small selection of reusables. You won’t find specialist zero waste products here but it is helpful for the basics. They also have a big range of organic natural clothing.

W: ethicalsuperstore.com

Delivery: UK and Ireland only (free delivery over £50)

Natural Collection

Owned by the same company as Ethical Superstore, this online shop has many of the same products but they seem to run different offers, so it may be worth checking both.

W: naturalcollection.com

Delivery: UK and Ireland only (free delivery over £50)

Anything But Plastic

A small online eco store selling a limited range of plastic-free products including personal care items (dental floss, soap and make-up).

W: anythingbutplastic.co.uk

Zero Waste and Plastic Free Online Shopping, Europe

European stores are divided into two sections: those with English versions and those without. (The latter are presented as a list simply because I am unable to read them to give a more detailed account of their offering!)

Sinplastico (Spain)

A Spanish website (with English and French translations) that focuses on alternative products to plastic. There are five categories: kitchen, bath & body, home, kids & babies, and takeaway.

W : sinplastico.com

Delivery: Europe (Spain and Portugal €3-10 under €120, free over €120; France €10 under €120, free over €200; rest of Europe €15 under €120, €10 over €200)

Non-English Online Zero Waste Stores:


Sans BPA
W: sans-bpa.com

Hakuna Tata – Boutique Zero Dechet
W: boutiquezerodechet.com

Czech Republik:

W: econea.cz


W: laguna-onlineshop.de

W: monomeer.de

Original Unverpackt
W: original-unverpackt.de

W: plasno.de

W: einfach-ohne-plastik.at

Zero Waste Laden
W: zerowasteladen.de

Zero Waste Shop
W: zerowasteshop.de


W: sapontina.gr


W: babongoshop.nl

W: ecomondo.nl

Bag-Again NL
W: bag-again.nl

W: younetics.nl

Now I’d love to hear from you! Please help make this list as useful as possible to as many people as possible! If you know of a store that’s missing, please let me know in the comments so I can add it to the list. If you have any experiences of these (or other) stores, please share away and let everyone know your thoughts – good and bad! Any other tips or alternatives to find products also welcome. Tell me what you think in the comments below!

Disclaimer: These companies have been included by me or recommended by my readers as great online stores to purchase zero waste or plastic-free products, based solely on their product offering, ethics and customer service. No store has paid me to be featured on this list. Whilst I have not personally shopped at all of these stores, I can recognise products that I own or recommend in their pages, and I trust the opinion of my readers. This post contains some affiliate links which means if you click a link and choose to purchase a product, I may be compensated a small amount at no extra cost to you. This in no way affects my recommendations as my priority is always you, my readers.

Where to Find Zero Waste + Plastic Free Essentials Online
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  1. christianehoffmann
    christianehoffmann says:

    There are some in Germany who propably also send to Austria and Switzerland:

    http://plasno.de with quite a good selection for kitchen, bath room, office, kids…
    http://www.monomeer.de for office and body (strange combination, I know)
    https://shop.original-unverpackt.de/ is the online Version of Berlins first unpackaged shop (for non-food items)
    https://www.memolife.de is not really plastic or waste free, but “ecological”, “fair” and “sustainable” with a huge selection of quite everything.

    There are some more (see for example https://utopia.de/ratgeber/plastikfrei-einkaufen-die-besten-onlineshops-im-vergleich/) which I don’t know personally.

  2. Mel
    Mel says:

    I am a fan of Eco At Home http://www.ecoathome.com.au/. They do online, in store, and click and collect options. All the regular eco products plus a huge range of eco paints, oils, etc and some good bamboo and vegetable fibre dinnerware which is great for reusable picnic supplies or everyday use. Location is in Willoughby (Sydney – north side). Extremely friendly and helpful staff, you can ask them anything.

    • Lindsay (Treading My Own Path)
      Lindsay (Treading My Own Path) says:

      Yep, I know, my geography is pretty good, and I’m from the UK! ;p I split them up as I found lots of UK websites that didn’t deliver to mainland Europe, and there are lots of European websites that don’t have English versions. I thought that categorizing them in this way would be much more helpful for everyone!

      Being from the UK, I already knew a few UK stores, but my European knowledge is lacking. I also know that UK residents would rather buy from UK stores to avoid delays in delivery and customs etc. Maybe that is also true for mainland European countries, but I don’t know enough about all the intricacies. As my European section is rather small at the moment I’ve grouped mainland Europe stores into one, but if it gets bigger I will split them into individual countries.

      Hope that makes sense!

  3. Leon
    Leon says:

    That’s a great collection for plastic free inspiration! In our eco store https://www.ecomondo.nl we offer a lot of resuable water bottles, cups and other products to cut on single use plastics. We only use recycled packaging to ship to our clients, mostly in the Netherlands and Belgium. We pick up litter daily and in our spare time we clean up beaches where ever we are.

  4. Gina
    Gina says:

    I’m from Barcelona so all of my zero waste purchases have been at Sinplástico, which is amazing. They have everything you need to make the switch, the prices are ok and they ship super fast and of course with sustainable and compostable packaging. I love them!

  5. Kate
    Kate says:

    Hi Lindsay,

    Have just come across your blog and really enjoying reading yor posts.

    Just wondering where you get vinegar that isnt in plastic bottles?

    Thanks Kate

    • Lindsay (Treading My Own Path)
      Lindsay (Treading My Own Path) says:

      Hi Kate, thanks for your question. I buy white vinegar from Manna in Fremantle in bulk. It’s possible to buy cleaning vinegar (10%) from Planet Ark in Fremantle too. Otherwise apple cider vinegar is available in bulk from Dunn & Walton in Doubleview and maybe Source Bulk Foods. Or I make my own apple scraps vinegar – I will blog about that sometime soon! Hope that helps :)

      • Kate
        Kate says:

        Thats great thanks Lindsay will have to seek out some similar suppliers in Sydney. The home made recipe sounds good. Would you use apple cider vinegar for cleaning? Thanks again Kate

        • Lindsay (Treading My Own Path)
          Lindsay (Treading My Own Path) says:

          Hi Kate, hope you find somewhere – I’m sure you will! Yes, I use apple cider vinegar for cleaning. Not surfaces, I think it would be sticky, but down the toilet and other drains. If I didn’t have any white vinegar I’d probably make do for other purposes too if I was desperate! ;)

  6. Erin
    Erin says:

    Great list! I love browsing the online retailers abroad for inspiration!
    A couple US resources:
    1) Might Nest – it’s an online retailer, but focused on sustainable resources, with a kid/family focus. Lots of different brands offered, including eco lunchboxes.
    2) Norwex – I sell locally in Northern Virginia, or online. The microfiber cloths that allow cleaning with just water have been huge in eliminating cleaning products in our home. They are manufactured in an ethical factory in China, but are warrantied for 2 years and tested out to 500 washes. (There are also other products such as wool dryer balls, stainless straws, etc that would apply here).

    • Lindsay (Treading My Own Path)
      Lindsay (Treading My Own Path) says:

      Thank you Erin! I have an enormous list of stores to check out and add. I’m loving that there are so many good options out there. I’m torn with microfibre cloths – they clean brilliantly, but they also shed plastic microfibres every time they are washed. But I will check the site out and have a look anyways :)

  7. Ecolosophy
    Ecolosophy says:

    Thanks for sharing the Ecolosophy online shop Lindsay! We love our little eco store. Our aim has always been to make life lovelier for like minded peeps, by offering reusable, recyclable and long lasting items for the home and garden. Great to see so many wonderful stores across the globe and the ever growing support from consumers for small eco-businesses :)

  8. Green Tulip
    Green Tulip says:

    Thank you for your lovely review Lindsay, we love to hear from people who share our ethos and values. A waste free lifestyle may seem so difficult for many people in the modern world, so it’s fantastic to read your story

  9. Anneloes
    Anneloes says:

    Hi Lindsay, I have a webshop in the Netherlands: http://www.younetics.nl/
    It’s a dutch blog-platform and webshop. De website is focussed in people/families traveling by foot, bicycle or public transport. (Without the comfort and space of a car). I also sell reusable and preferably plastic-free products. Things like: re-usable steel food containers, steel baby/school bottles, bamboo sporks, clothing without polyester and fleece, etc.

  10. Natasha
    Natasha says:

    Hi Lindsay, I also have an online shop that stocks plastic alternatives like beeswax wrap, bamboo toothbrushes, stainless steel food containers/lunchboxes, cotton tote bags, etc http://www.andkeep.com. I would really appreciate a mention.

    Thank you,

    • Lindsay (Treading My Own Path)
      Lindsay (Treading My Own Path) says:

      Hi Kate, thanks so much for the recommendation! I’ll add to the list. I’m sure there’s plenty of French zero waste stores as the movement is quite big there – but this is the first I’ve been told about. The first of many, I hope :)

  11. Bianca Topp
    Bianca Topp says:

    Love your work Lindsay! I like pure planet.com.au for bulk toilet paper, wrapped in paper and delivered in a box. Made from bamboo and sugarcane waste. Have also tried Who Gives a Crap toilet paper but find it disintegrates too quickly when wet leaving “bits” in your lady bits of you know what I mean.

    • Lindsay (Treading My Own Path)
      Lindsay (Treading My Own Path) says:

      Hi Bianca, and thank you :) I really like both of those brands (we use WGAC but have tried both). I’ve left companies that only do one or a very limited number of products off this list, otherwise it would get too too immense! But definitely two to recommend ;)

    • Lindsay (Treading My Own Path)
      Lindsay (Treading My Own Path) says:

      Thanks for sharing Tammy! I’ve not popped them on the list as I wanted to focus on stores that have a range of different things – simply because otherwise the list will get too, too big! (At some stage maybe I can do separate lists for countries, and include more of these smaller businesses.) But so glad you’ve mentioned them here :)

    • Lindsay (Treading My Own Path)
      Lindsay (Treading My Own Path) says:

      Hi Amandine, thanks for the suggestion. I think Ethique are a great brand, but I haven’t included them in this list as they sell a small range of consumables and I wanted to focus on places with a broader range. I need multiple lists, I think! ;)

  12. Elisa
    Elisa says:

    Hi there! Thanks for the useful list, I would like to add this: in the Czech Republic, I use the Czech online shop: http://www.econea.cz/ …. They sell “ecological products” in general, they are not only focused on the “less plastic” issue.. but many of their products help reduce the amount of single-use plastic we use in our everyday lives! If you like, have a look! :-)

  13. Gayelene
    Gayelene says:

    What a great list! Can we add in a store for Adelaide? The lightfoot Eco store in Port Adelaide. It’s not completely plastic free but certainly aims to reduce the footprint we leave on our planet. You can get stainless steel products, bamboo, keep cups homewares and more! Website is currently under construction but they are on FB and Instagram

  14. Stephanie Regni
    Stephanie Regni says:

    Hi! I just found your article, thank you so much for sharing all these ressources!
    I’m the founder of Fillgood, a zero waste online store located in the San Francisco bay area. We offer zero waste essentials but also a local refill service for home and body products. I started the company in December 2016. I’d love to be on your list, please let me know if you’d like to know more. Thanks for advocating for a waste-free life!

  15. Alex
    Alex says:

    Thank you for creating a shopping guide. As a perpetual traveler that is looking to move to a new destination, I don’t own any “stuff” so I do have to shop. I found myself enjoying your articles but wishing they had product links to make the buying process easier. I would trust your judgement and product recommendations moreso than other websites’ buying guides. Thanks for an incredibly useful website!

  16. Margit Szallós-Farkas
    Margit Szallós-Farkas says:

    Hi Lindsay, I am so glad I found you! Would you kindly add a link to your list where we can buy zero waste and plastic free products online in Romania: https://alternative.blue/ro/shop/ Also, I feel very privileged that I can shop package free nuts, seeds, dried fruits, legumes and cereal at New Life Market in Tirgu Mures, Romania. Yes, I take my own bags and boxes! It is so hard to keep plastic away from our homes. Many things are not available package free, I also try shopping at the farmers market as much as I can. Hope you enjoy your Camino, let us know how it went!

  17. Amiera
    Amiera says:

    Hi Lindsay, what a great list! We would love to be featured – Here at Elvis & Kresse we have been rescuing materials and transforming them into luxury accessories.

    Since 2005 Elvis & Kresse have been rescuing raw materials, transforming them into luxury lifestyle accessories and donating 50% of profits back to charities.

    In 2005 we had a chance encounter with the London Fire Brigade. When we learned that London’s damaged decommissioned hoses were headed to landfill we mounted a rescue. We set up Elvis & Kresse to save it.

    For over a decade none of London’s fire-hose has gone to landfill and over 170 tons of material has been reclaimed.

    In 2017 the Burberry Foundation partnered with Elvis & Kresse to tackle the even greater global problem of leather waste. This Five-year partnership will see at least 120 tonnes of leather off-cuts from Burberry recrafted into new luxury items, designed and sold by Elvis & Kresse.

    All the packaging we use is reclaimed, to name a few: fire-hose, parachute silk, printing blanket, leather, coffee sacks, shoe boxes, tea sacks & auction banners.

    Thanks for advocating for a waste-free life!

  18. Nika
    Nika says:

    Dear Lindsay,

    Just a little over a month ago, together with my husband, we found Europe’s first zero waste lifestyle online marketplace Zwoice.com.

    In a nutshell: no pollution, no pesticides, no unfair labor, no wasteful packaging and ultimately, no harm to people and the environment. Gathering it all, the portal prides itself in being powered 100% by renewable energy, featuring exclusively natural, organic and long-lasting ethically manufactured products, and using minimal, fully biodegradable packaging.

    I feel that our concept is very much in line with the sustainable topics you cover and would make a wonderful fit to your blog. We would be immensely proud and grateful to have you tell the world about Zwoice and help us connect with those who believe that through mindful choices, together we can avoid millions of wasteful products from ever being made.

    Please let me know your thoughts.

    Wish you a nice day!


  19. Paige Birnbaum
    Paige Birnbaum says:

    Great list!! One more to add for the US is Brooklyn Bamboo Company (https://brooklynbamboocompany.com). They provide an eco-friendly, stylish, and convenient alternative to single-use plastic straws with their signature sets that come with 2 bamboo straws, a cleaning brush and a bamboo carrying case. I love their it since having a bamboo straw that you can carry around with you makes it easy to refuse them at restaurants or bars. Highly recommend!

  20. Heather Merry
    Heather Merry says:

    Love your blog/site! For Canada you could add Bulk Barn (bulkbarn.ca; many locations cross the country) and in Vancouver, Nada grocery and The Soap Dispensary and Kitchen Staples.

  21. Jessica
    Jessica says:

    What a wonderful directory! I would just add for those in the United States:

    Eco Girl Shop
    Categories: Health & Beauty, Fashion, Home, Baby & Children

  22. Tom
    Tom says:

    Like your list, but I would like to see more online stores based more locally to me in California, USA. I know of EcoNowCA.com which provides home and body care essentials that are plastic-free, handmade, reusable, and locally made in Orange County, CA. They also deliver with minimal packaging and use paper tape from what I noticed.


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