Packaging Not Included, the brainchild of Hayley Lambert (see interview below), is Marlborough’s first packaging free food and cleaning products shop.
During Coronavirus Hayley is offering a Click & Collect service, where you order and pay online, then book a collection time from the shop Tuesday – Saturday.
What We Sell
Hayley sells flour, sugar and baking ingredients, pasta and grains, dried fruit and chocolate, nuts and seeds, herbs and spices, oils, soya sauce, tea and coffee, fresh produce and bakery items, household cleaning and personal care products and lots more.
Click here for the full stocklist.
How It Works
There are lots of products that you can buy as you would in any other shop.
To weight the loose products in your own container, this is what you need to do (see video demonstration below):
You put your container on to the scales and print out a label. The label tells us the tare weight (empty weight) of your container. Leave the sticker on for future uses.
Fill your container with however much you need of a single product. You can always use a funnel to help avoid spillages.
You can re-weigh your full pot to find out how much your product costs, or take it to the till which will automatically deduct the weight of your container.
A Tour Round the Shop
Hayley shows us round the shop and demonstrates how to make your own almond milk!
For latest opening times visit the website packagingnotincluded.co.uk
7 Hughenden Yard
Marlborough SN8 1LT
Interview with Hayley
What help have you had setting up the business?
I got a loan through the Government’s Start-Up Loans scheme and have had help and advice along the way from other zero waste shops. My husband has been a huge help! He is endlessly patient and has a very level head. All of the suppliers that I am working with have been absolutely brilliant and lots of people who have helped to get the shop ready have been very generous with their time and expertise.
What have you learnt on the way?
You have to be kind to yourself and accept mistakes. It’s a huge learning curve and as long as you are trying your best everyday, you can’t do any more.