Pedrick’s Zero Waste Shop (Caterham)

A great idea. Take along your own containers to top up with anything from cooking oil to washing up liquid to balsemic vinegar to shampoo.

Save the waste caused by toothpaste tubes by purchasing the Toothpaste Pills! Pop one in your mouth, have a brief chew and you have instant toothpaste.

I was not convinced by these but tried them for 3 months then happened to visit the dental hygienist who said all was well so they evidently do the trick.

There’s some nice organica veg selection as well plus a selection of gift soaps and the like.

Pedrick’s Zero Waste
41 Croydon Rd,
Caterham CR3 6PB
01883 212911
The shop is five minutes walk from Caterham station and handy for the 407 bus. Check website for opening hours.

Don’t buy Deodorant (nor Antiperspirants)

Deodorants only benefit four groups of people: pharmacutical companies, high street retailers, plastic manufacturers and the advertising industry.

The latter is particularly at fault for trying to  persuade us that we all reek.

Most of us don’t smell as much as the advertisers would have us believe. If you’re worried then grab a quick shower or have an underarm wash in the sink.

Deodorants damage the natural bacteria on the skin – something which can do us no good.

Antiperspirants block the sweat glands which are vital components of your skin. Should you really be doing that to your body?

There is also a terrible environmental fallout from both products in terms of product distribution and plastic manufacture and disposal.