TIPPERARY'S FIRST REFILL SHOP
Peter from Clonmel Organic Growers and Jenny from Zero Waste Market Place have teamed up to bring you a zero waste, organic grocery market on Anglesea Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Here you will find a whole range of every day essentials - we encourage you to bring your own containers and bags in keeping with our zero waste ethos.
Wednesdays 12pm - 6pm
Thursdays & Fridays 10.30am to 4pm
Saturdays 8.30am to 2pm
Order online 24/7.
Parcels under 10kg sent via An Post Tracked Mail
Article in The Nationalist Newspaper, Clonmel
Tipperary refill shop promotes the plastic-free messageZero Waste celebrates its first anniversary
“Small changes when multiplied by millions can change the world,” says Jenny Brewer
19 Dec 2021
Tipperary’s first refill shop has recently celebrated its first year in business.
Jenny Brewer, owner of Zero Waste Market Place, established the venture with Peter Binder, Clonmel Organic Growers at the end of October 2020.
The shop on Anglesea Street, Clonmel, behind the Denis Lacy Hall, is open from Thursday to Saturday every week.
Zero Waste market place is committed to restoring ireland's forests
Plant Trees. Restore Biodiversity. Fight Climate Change.
We have pledged to plant at least 100 trees via Reforest Nation for 2021 & another 100 for 2022.
Ireland was once the most forested country in Europe. Due to thousands of years of deforestation, our forests were reduced to just 1% by the 1920s.
Since then, our forest cover has increased to 11% but this is still lower than any other country in Europe.
This eleven fold increase is quite misleading as only 2% of Ireland is actually covered in native Irish trees, the other 9% is non-native conifer plantations.
These mono-cultures provide very little habitat for our native wildlife as they spent millions of year evolving in a different ecosystem on the other side of the planet.
Working with local land owners, we are committed to bringing back our bio-diverse native forests and creating wildlife corridors to restore our ecosystem.
Reforest Nation plant up to 30 different species of native trees, some of which are very rare, making these wildlife corridors and forests the most biodiverse in Ireland in terms of tree diversity.
Each species of tree has it’s own community of organisms that rely upon it, some can only complete their life cycle with the help of a specific tree species. This in turn will increase the biodiversity of insect species such as endangered bees, rare butterflies, beetles and moths.
This abundance of insects combined with the abundance of wild berries will provide food for songbirds, many of which are in decline.
Irish Enterprise Awards 2021
Zero Waste Retail 2021, Co. Tipperary
Our first award!
I am honoured to have been nominated in the first place, but blown away to have actaully been awarded ...
'Leading Pioneer in Zero Waste Retail 2021, Co. Tipperary'.
It is a huge accolade that makes me very proud indeed!
Thanks to everyone for your continued support via my website, the Neighbour Food programmes and at our shop in Clonmel. Without your custom, none of this would be possible.
A LITTLE ABOUT ME :)
Hello! I am Jenny Brewer from the beautiful county of Tipperary.
I have always been passionate about the environment and our connection to nature & the world around us. I recycled & composted and did all the things I could to lessen my impact on the environment. When I started to look at ways of reducing my food packaging waste I realised the nearest zero waste shops were in Dublin or Cork so I decided to open one here in Tipperary. 💙💛
I have been lucky to be able to team up with Peter Binder of Clonmel Organic Growers & together we now run an organic, refill shop on Anglesea Street in Clonmel every Wednesday to Saturday.
Do drop by, we would love to see you! ❤