Plastic Free

Inside Stafford’s first plastic free shop Roots Larder –

Nigel Evans started Roots Larder as a mobile service offering a range of spices, herbs, grains, pulses, cereals, dried fruits, nuts and loose leaf teas, all without unnecessary packaging.

It proved so popular with customers that six months later he needed permanent premises to offer a wider range of stock and he opened Stafford’s first plastic free shop in April 2019.

The venture was inspired by his own desire to cut down on single use plastic, especially after seeing the harmful impact of pollution highlighted by Sir David Attenborough on BBC’s Blue Planet II.

“I saw the devastating impact it was having on wildlife and how much rubbish and plastic was ending up in the sea. I wanted to do something about it. I think it’s up to us as individuals to do