we are open again for self-service and using your own containers in the shop.
The bare alternative is a Zero waste shop bringing affordable, package-free shopping to Sheffield.
selling a variety of whole food alongside products to help you reduce waste.
We offer a wide selection of whole foods and cooking ingredients for making healthy meals, all available package-free, so make sure to BYOC (Bring Your Own Container). We also sell a range of natural cleaning products (laundry and washing up liquid, shampoo and conditioner, etc) everyday sustainable alternatives (bamboo toothbrushes, steel straws along with other dental, cosmetic and hygiene products) and much more that will help you reduce waste and live a more sustainable lifestyle.
At The Bare Alternative we don’t focus on organic produce or vegan-friendly only products. Our main concern is to make package-free shopping affordable and accessible for everybody in the local community because, without us, people would not have the opportunity or choice to shop this way.
How it works
Zero waste shopping at The Bare Alternative is a little different from your typical supermarket experience. If you've not visited us, or another zero waste shop before, check here first to learn how it works.
Why zero waste is important
There's so much to living a low impact or zero waste lifestyle. Here are some of the most important issues that we look to tackle at The Bare Alternative with more information to help explain why this is a problem and what we can do to find solutions.
PLEASE NOTE COLLECTIONS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD
We work in collaboration with TerraCycle - a company dedicated to dealing with typically hard to process waste and materials to give them further purpose that rewards with points which are redeemable for a cash payment to non-profit organisations.