Goodness Zero Waste

Johnny James, Managing Editor
Image courtesy of Goodness Zero Waste

On a mission to help making a difference more convenient, Urmston’s Goodness Zero Waste is a great spot to shop sustainably for food, beauty and household products, and it has a few surprises in store…

Standing in proud opposition to single-use plastics, Goodness Zero Waste is chocked full of dispensers filled with food-cupboard items like pasta, cereal and nuts as well as household cleaning liquids. Either bring your own container or use what they have in store, from cane fibre bags to free jars which have been donated and sterilised ready for you to reuse.

You’ll also find shelves packed with ethical goodies and gifts, often locally sourced, from candles to sponges, chocolate truffles to a whole range of hot sauces.

The shop also has a hot drinks counter, and locals know how great their coffee is. As you might guess, they don’t serve this in plastic cups. Not even paper ones, in fact. In a stroke of genius Goodness Zero Waste uses edible wafer cups, which hold temperatures of 85 degrees for up to 40 minutes. Think an ice cream cone but for your hot chocolate.

Other fun little touches include a machine with which you can make your own peanut butter, a pick and mix station, and local honey literally on tap.

It all makes for a fun and immersive shopping experience. But if you don’t have time for that, then they even offer a click and collect service. Head to their website, via the button below, for more details. And check out our full guide to Zero Waste Shops for more places in Greater Manchester that are making sustainable shopping more accessible.

10 Crofts Bank RdUrmstonM41 0TS View map
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Opening Hours

  • Monday9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday9:30am - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday9:30am - 6:30pm
  • Thursday9:30am - 6:30pm
  • Friday9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sunday11:00am - 4:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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High Steaks at The Lowry

Eloina Haines’ one-woman show is a contemporary and deeply affecting performance about labia-shaming and cosmetic surgery.

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