Local Zero given council grant for Waste Prevention.

Hampshire County Council has awarded Local Zero with a grant from the Waste Prevention Fund in recognition of our mission to encourage zero waste shopping.


Local Zero awarded Hampshire County Council Grant for Waste Reduction

The grants were made available for community projects which introduce a waste prevention, reuse or repair service to the local area, to help build a network of waste prevention services across the county. The fund also aims to support a ‘Green Recovery’, encourage community cohesion and support the local economy. 

Councillor Jan Warwick, the County Council’s Executive Member for Climate Change and Sustainability, said: “Dealing with waste has both significant financial and environmental costs, but this could be avoided if we all make different choices. The price of dealing with Hampshire’s waste is around £100 million a year so, we are keen to support any new or expanding projects that will make people think twice about what they’re throwing away.”

Since launching in July 2021, Local Zero has been working to reduce the amount of single-use plastic waste in the region. Through our innovative online retail platform we provide eco-conscious customers with an easy and accessible way of buying a range of zero-waste products, sourced from a selection of local businesses from across Hampshire, hand-picked for their sustainable credentials.

A selection of Local Zero packaging arranged on a kitchen worktop

100% reusable, returnable or recyclable packaging.
Local Zero operates what is known as a closed-loop, zero-waste delivery service; our products are delivered in 100% reusable, returnable or recyclable packaging. The customer decants their flour, pasta, coffee, shampoo, detergent or - whatever really, into their own containers, and then keeps the empties for collection. Local Zero collects, washes, refills or recycles the empties and the whole cycle starts again. What’s more, everything is delivered by electric vehicles, meaning zero-emissions, less food miles and less packaging. 
Director David Hall said, “We’d like to thank the Waste Prevention Team for confirming our successful grant application. We are delighted that Hampshire County Council are supporting our business venture and hope that this initial step will add value to both parties and lead to a sustainable partnership for future phases.We are proud to play our part in reducing waste in Hampshire whilst simultaneously supporting the local economy.”

Local Zero can help reduce your household waste.
We appreciate that committing to shopping more sustainable can be a daunting prospect, but if you want to take positive action to reduce your household waste, switching just a few of your household products to zero waste alternatives from Local Zero can make a big difference. From flour, sugar, rice and pasta, to laundry detergent, shampoo and conditioner, local grown vegetables or fresh flowers, when you shop with Local Zero you can be confident that you are doing your bit for the planet whilst also supporting local businesses in Hampshire. 

To change your shopping habits for good with Local Zero, SHOP NOW

The Local Zero electric delivery van on a country road in Hampshire