shopping low waste in Cobh

Where to find what you need.

Food

Grooming

Household

Businesses

Supermarkets

Food

Fresh Fruit & Vegetables 

Dave (Carrigtohill) – Cobh Farmer’s Market.

Cobh Community Allotments offer excess food to people during the busy summer and autumn months. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates.

Fruit and vegetables weekly box, delivered to your door – Organic Republic

Fresh Bread 

Darick, Cork City – Cobh Farmer’s Market.

Cheese, Humus, Jams, Preserves 

Cobh Farmer’s Market.

Local fish and seafood 

Frank Hederman, Cobh – Online from Bellvelly Smoke House or Cobh Farmer’s Market.

Coffee, cakes, homemade meals 

Truly Scrumptious, (Cobh) – Online or Cobh Farmer’s Market.

Meat 

Bring your own food container to the butchers – SuperValu, Centra, Eurospar

Fruit, veg and bread 

Bring your own bags for loose produce – SuperValu, Centra, Eurospar Lidl & Aldi

Hummus, pesto, deli meats and other accompaniments 

Bring your own containers to the deli counters of SuperValu, Centra, Eurospar

Milk 

You can buy milk in glass returnable bottles from the Mahon and Midleton farmer’s market. You get 50c off when you bring back the bottle.

Dried Pulses

Mr. Bells & Superfruit at the English Market let you scoop your own dried beans, chickpeas, lentils, popcorn kernels, ect. You also get a discount for bringing your own containers.

Grooming

Palm Free Soap

Cobh Zero Waste Stall – last Friday of every month 9:30-1 at Cobh Farmer’s Market.

Deodorant bars

Cobh Zero Waste Stall – last Friday of every month 9:30-1 at Cobh Farmer’s Market.

Gift Sets

Cobh Zero Waste Stall – last Friday of every month 9:30-1 at Cobh Farmer’s Market.

Bamboo toothbrushes

SuperValu, Centra, Eurospar, Cobh Dental Clinic.

Shampoo, Conditioner & Liquid Soap

Natural Choice and The Quay Co-op have a lovely selection of plant-based products,  free from any unnecessary chemicals.

Shaving Products – You’ll find long-lasting shaving razors and all the related paraphernalia at the Cork City-based Suds Johnson https://sudsjohnson.com/

Household

Washing up liquid

Refills available from Cobh Zero Waste Stall – last Friday of every month 9:30-1 at Cobh Farmer’s Market.

Purchase from Moggy any time by calling 086 056 0961 to replenish your stocks.

Laundry Detergent

Refills available from Cobh Zero Waste Stall – last Friday of every month 9:30-1 at Cobh Farmer’s Market.

Purchase from Moggy any time by calling 086 056 0961 to replenish your stocks.

Household Degreaser

Refills available from Cobh Zero Waste Stall – last Friday of every month 9:30-1 at Cobh Farmer’s Market.

Purchase from Moggy any time by calling 086 056 0961 to replenish your stocks.

Toilet Cleaner

Refills available from Cobh Zero Waste Stall – last Friday of every month 9:30-1 at Cobh Farmer’s Market.

Purchase from Moggy any time by calling 086 056 0961 to replenish your stocks.

Toilet paper 

SuperValu zero-waste section. 

Reusable toilet paper available from Johanna’s Feeling Crafty (Fota)

Menstrual Products  

Beautiful handmade menstrual pads and menstrual cups – Johanna’s Feeling Crafty (Fota). 

Natural pads and menstrual cups – Natural Choice.

Businesses

Cobh Farmer’s Market, The Promenade, every Friday Morning, 9:30-1pm (check their Facebook page in extremely bad weather).

Cobh Zero Waste Stall, Last Friday of each month 9.30am-1pm, Cobh Farmer’s Market.

Seasalt – committed to minimal waste, local produce, and compostable packaging. Free filtered water refills. 

Supermarkets

SuperValu 

Have zero waste section with a selection of products from eco cleaning, to compostable bin liners, brown paper lunch bags, metal straws, cotton veg bags, bamboo toothbrushes and toilet paper. 

Keep in mind there is no need to buy the ‘zero waste’ product if you already have something that can fulfil the same function. (e.g. line your compost bin with old newspaper instead of liners). 

Bring your own bags for loose fruit, veg and bread.

You are welcome to bring your own food container at the butchers counter

You can refill hummus, pesto and other accompaniments at the deli counter

Lidl & Aldi 

Bring your own bags for loose fruit, veg and bread

In any of the supermarkets you will find a trolly/bin after the till where you can LEAVE YOUR PLASTIC. Remember – any soft or filmy plastic cannot be recycled in Ireland at present (March, 2020). Leaving any unwanted plastic in the shop is a way to protest the unnecessary packaging our food often comes in and lets the store know that it is their problem to solve.

Want more zero waste tips?

Read our easy room-to-room tips for enjoying low waste living at home. 

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