Ethical gifting guide: 9 ways to delight your loved ones and help the planet

Ethical gifting

Mother’s Day is fast approaching in the UK and in a world where consumerism often reigns supreme, ethical gifting is more important than ever. One report back in 2020 estimated that £1 billion worth of gifts brought in the UK at Christmas time alone go unused out of the £4.5 billion spent on presents each … Read more

Banana Bread

This one-bowl wonder makes the most deliciously moist gluten-free banana bread and is great for using overripe bananas. Can be made with flax egg and vegan chocolate for a vegan version. You can print or pin the recipe below or click here to view and save a PDF of the recipe card.

Granola Bars

These easy but delicious gluten-free granola bars are great for lunchboxes or just with a cuppa of coffee as a mid-morning snack. Before shaping the bars, break them apart for homemade granola. You can print or pin the recipe below or click here to view and save a PDF of the recipe card.

Student Starter Kits at Shop Zero – have you got yours yet?

Sustainable self care student kit

Today’s blog is for our wonderful student community. If you’ve just arrived in Nottingham as a student, we hope you’re settling in nicely and have had a chance to start exploring our brilliant city. Welcome! We’re so excited to have you here. And if you’re a returning student, welcome back! We think it’s safe to … Read more

Carrot Cake

Carrot cake

This amazing hassle-free carrot cake recipe is just perfect topped with coconut yoghurt, honey, and vanilla extract with crushed walnuts and pumpkin seeds. The warming flavours make for an ideal autumn treat. You can print or pin the recipe below or click here to view and save a PDF of the recipe card.

Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding

If you’re looking for a delicious but health-conscious breakfast, snack or dessert, then you can’t go far wrong with our gluten-free Chia Pudding. Mix up the toppings for different flavour combinations or add cocoa powder for a hit of chocolate flavour. You can print or pin the recipe below or click here to view and … Read more

Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut butter cups

Every time our whizzy nut butter dispenser is set to peanut butter, we can’t help but think of our delicious Peanut Butter Cups recipe. These are a firm favourite here at Shop Zero. You can print or pin the recipe below or click here to view and save a PDF of the recipe card.

Date Snicker Bites

Date Snicker Bites

We just can’t get enough of Date Snicker Bites, a fun spin-off of the classic Snickers bar that’s been trending on TikTok. It makes a deliciously sweet yet salty treat that’s moreish and addictive. You can print or pin the recipe below or click here to view and save a PDF of the recipe card.

Second Hand September – Dress for the world you want!

If you haven’t signed up to take part in Second Hand September, there’s still time! Second Hand September is now in full swing for the fifth year running. It’s a campaign by Oxfam to highlight the ethical and environmental problems associated with fast fashion and to encourage us all to buy second-hand clothing and accessories … Read more

Why the circular economy offers hope against climate change

Ripple effect in water

At Shop Zero, we’re always thinking about the circular economy. Indeed, it’s at the core of our business model, representing one of the best solutions to fight climate change and protect future generations. What is the circular economy? Over the past 50 years or so, we humans have been conditioned to think that everything in … Read more

Zero-waste living: A guide to help you live more sustainably

Zero-waste living summed up

Zero-waste living is a lifestyle that has been gaining popularity in recent years because we’re all becoming more aware of the impact our actions have on the environment. People regularly come into Shop Zero wanting to know more about zero-waste living and if there’s a “right” way to do it. While I know that many … Read more

How to save money with zero-waste living

Save money with zero-waste

Is it possible to save money with zero-waste living? I know that this is a common concern, especially with the cost of living skyrocketing. When I first started my zero-waste journey, one of the things that held me back was my assumption that living sustainably wouldn’t be affordable. With a family to think about, every … Read more

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