Roots & Hoots offers a wide range of refillable goods and delivers straight to your doorstep. All packaging is reusable and refillable, with your empties collected and cleaned by the Brighton based start up. All products on the site are organic and vegan-friendly.

A new plastic free, refillable grocery service has launched, delivering eco-friendly food, drink, household and beauty essentials across East and West Sussex. Roots & Hoots eliminates waste through its ‘closed loop’ system, utilising reusable packaging and refillable products across its range. The Brighton based start up offers a huge range of refillable groceries and plastic free alternatives to hundreds of everyday items.

The goods are delivered via emission-free electric vehicles straight to your doorstep. Everything comes in durable and reusable plastic-free packaging, from oats in quality cotton bags to shampoo in glass bottles or even spices in metal tins.

Once customers decant or use up their products, they can order again or regularly schedule a convenient time and Roots & Hoots will pick up your containers. These are then thoroughly cleaned (using eco-friendly sanitising agents) ready for the next order.

Roots & Hoots only work with suppliers that have high ethical standards regarding business, environmental and waste policies and all the products on the site are 100% vegan.

Items available on Roots & Hoots include:


Cereal & Breakfast
Cooking Ingredients
Crisps & Savoury Snacks
Dried Fruit
Flour & Baking
Grains, Beans & Pulses
Healthy Snacks
Herbs & Spices
Juice & Cold Drinks
Oils & Vinegar
Rice, Pasta & Noodles
Sweets & Confectionery
Tea & Coffee

Cleaning Products
Toilet Roll & Tissues

Bath & Body
Dental Care
Men’s Toiletries
Period Products
Soap & Handwash

The service is currently available in Brighton, Hove, Worthing, Shoreham by Sea, Lewes, Littlehampton, Chichester, Arundel, Lancing, Steyning, Henfield, Hassocks, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath and Uckfield.*There are plans for even further local expansion in coming months too.

The founders of Roots & Hoots Shiv Misra and Ram Krishnan, have previously shown expertise in this field. Shiv was the founder and owner of the ever popular vegan and organic supermarket Kindly of Brighton, and Ram Krishnan runs a successful tech start-up innovating food waste recycling systems.

Shiv Misra, Directors of Roots & Hoots said: “Roots & Hoots philosophy is born out of the need for accessible and affordable ways to reduce single use plastic usage, lessen your impact and even live a zero-waste lifestyle.

“We saw some businesses offered products thatto lowered your plastic-use but it never was convenient or cheap. We wanted to create an easy solution that provide an option to those who want to move to a plastic-free and zero-waste lifestyle, without the disruption or complication.

“We hope that we can play our part in encouraging more people to think twice about how their purchases affect the environment. We need more small businesses like ours to force the large grocers to move towards a sustainable model.”

Orders of £20 and over qualify for free delivery, and orders up to the value of £19.99 are charged a flat delivery rate of £4.99. There is no minimum order value.

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