A NEW zero waste health food shop opens next month.

Every year people in Brighton and Hove use 242 million pieces of single-use plastic.

Australian brand Source Bulk Foods, which already has branches in Chiswick and Battersea, is now opening its first store outside the capital.

The new shop in Western Road, Brighton, will launch on November 18.

Targeted at foodies and eco-conscious shoppers looking to reduce waste in their daily lives, the store is set to revolutionise the way people shop.

The Australian concept will sell 450 ingredients in “eco-savvy” containers.

The affordable range caters to vegan, paleo, dairy free, organic and gluten friendly food diets – from nutritious wholefoods, healthy treats and cooking liquids to household and personal care products.

The new shop will be in a former post office – and more recently cafe – on the corner of Hampton Place.

Customers will scoop items into their own reusable containers from home, glass jars sold in the store or recyclable brown paper bags.

Customers can even pull their own honey, buy fermented kombucha tea on tap and refill their laundry liquids, shampoos and cleaning products.

Source Bulk Foods will allow customers to buy what they need without any unnecessary packaging, ruling out single-use plastic.

Makayla Drummond, managing director, said: “We feel truly proud and excited to be expanding the Source

Bulk Foods family into Brighton.

“We believe the community here is as enthusiastic as we are when it comes to decreasing the amount of single-use plastic and we can’t wait to open the doors to welcome our new customers.”

The Source Bulk Food store began in Australia in 2012 and arrived in the UK in 2018.

The store is changing the way the world buys groceries, while promoting the zero-waste movement and the benefits of healthy eating by providing quality

ingredients and products without unnecessary packaging.

Brighton’s first dedicated waste-free grocery shop Store opened at Fiveways last year.

The shop, selling goods including loose nuts and grains, has been so successful that it is now planning to expand into the former bike shop next door.

In a statement on its website it said: “We are branching out, taking our household and bodycare ranges next door.

“We aim offer a more user friendly space for the refilling of your liquids and expand bodycare and home ware in keeping with the Store Brighton ethos.

“Renovation of the new shop has now begun.”