Simply Weigh is a zero waste & refill shop based in St Mary’s Walk in Hailsham, their aim is ‘to make a difference one small step at a time’ by helping to reduce packaging and waste and reduce the use of non-recyclable plastic and reduce food waste by buying as much or little as you want.

You can bring your containers; it can be a favourite spice or flour jar or just a clean margarine pot or similar with a lid. But don’t worry as there are always paper bags available if you want to try something first.

Your container is weighed, then you fill it with just the amount you want or need, they weigh it again and take off the original weight of the container and just charge you for the product you need. In this way Simply Weigh and their customers have saved over 5,200 pieces of plastic since the beginning of the year. An amazing amount that everyone can be a part of.

Simply Weigh has a wide range of food products including organic, gluten free and vegan, from flour & rice to spices and dried fruits. They also have Bio-D the only UK manufacture of hypoallergenic and responsible detergents including Grapefruit Washing Up, Lavender Laundry and Laundry Conditioning liquid. Faith in Nature hair and body products are also available as a refill.

The Simply Weigh Nut Butter machine is an Australian designed machine that makes amazing peanut butter that is delicious, fresh, healthy and preservative free with no added oils or sugar, nut butter. Mainly Peanut Butter but occasionally the nuts are changed to Almonds or even better Hazelnut & Chocolate. You can bring your own jar and grind a smooth, medium, or crunchy nut butter to have on your toast, in your sandwich or just eat with a spoon!!

Katrina and her team are ordinary people who believe that together many people making small changes will have a bigger impact than a few people doing everything. Katrina says ‘don’t feel guilty or overwhelmed by the plastic we all use, if we all focus on making small changes in our habits one step at a time it will be possible to make long term swops. For example, we have locally made cloth sandwich bags.

There are some big issues that governments will need to address but as individuals we can make a difference – reducing and eliminating single use plastics, like plastic bags, straws, sandwich packets and water bottles and most food packaging.

Experts reckon that plastic production will amount to 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 if consumption trends continue as they are. That is just 29 years away.

We can all create less waste by using and reusing glass jars & bottles, cook more at home, use reusable water bottles and hot drink cups, bring your own bag, use bamboo products such as toothbrushes and kitchen utensils.

It’s better to not use single use plastic but it’s not always possible. The Simply Weigh Blog has an explanation of what packaging labels mean to help you with local recycling. Also check the council website for their recycling points, and where you can REUSE, REFILL,

There is plenty of free car parking near Simply Weigh in Hailsham, they are open six days a week from 10am to 4pm.

Shopping is also available as click & Collect online: just visit our website.

Simply Weigh 26 St Mary’s Walk, Tel: 01323 441467

SALE -20% off all Faith in Nature liquids

during September.

Including: Bodywash, Handwash, Shampoo and Conditioner.

Fragrance include: Dragon Fruit, wild Rose, Jojoba, Lavender & Geranium and Grapefruit s Orange