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Aberdeenshire: Avoid Over Packaging

Over packaged items create more waste than is necessary, select a topic from the drop down menu to find out how you can avoid over packaged items in Aberdeenshire.



Buy Food Loose

Buying food loose without lots of packaging helps to reduce the amount of waste that you have to take home. This list shows places where you can buy food loose.

Farmers Markets

Banchory Farmers' Market

Scott Skinners Square
Tel: 01330 825895

3rd Saturday of month, 11am-3pm

Banff Farmers' Market

St Mary’s Car Park, Low Street
Tel: 01261 861424

Last Saturday of month, 10am-3pm
Elgin Farmers' Market

Plain Stones, High Street, Elgin
Tel: 01309 641259

Various Saturdays, 9am-4pm
Inverurie Farmers' Market

Town Centre Car Park, Inverurie
Tel: 01467 672529



Health Food Shops

Forever Living Products

Low Wood Beck, 48 Dunottar Avenue, Stonehaven,
AB39 2JG
Tel: 01569 763176


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Local Green Grocers

Fruit Orchard

21 Queen Street, Lossiemouth, IV31 6PJ
Tel: 01343 813272


Phoenix Community Stores Ltd

The Park, Findhorn Bay, IV36 3TZ
Tel: 01309 690110


Maureen's Fruit Shop

10 Conval Street, Dufftown, Keith, AB55 4AE
Tel: 01340 820152


The Green Grocer

76 West High Street, Inverurie, AB51 3QR
Tel: 01467 620245


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Local Retailers
Croft Organics

Skellarts Croft, Daviot, Inverurie, AB51 0JL
Tel: 01467 681717

Fraser J & M

Burnorrachie, Bridge of Muchalls, Stonehaven,
AB39 3RU
Tel: 01569 730195

Greeness Organics

Rosebrae, Greeness, Cuminestoen, AB53 8HY
Tel: 01888 544877



Lorieneen, Bridge Of Muchalls, Stonehaven,
AB39 3RU
Tel: 01569 731746


Ward, Colin J

Bridgefoot, Newmacher, AB21 7PE
Tel: 01651 862041


Speciality Foods

16 Allerdice Street, Stonehaven
Tel: 01569 766433


739 King Street, Bridge of Don, AB24 1XZ


Balmoor Retail Park, Windmill Road, Peterhead,
AB42 1QD
Tel: 01569 730195


South Harbour Road, Fraserburgh
AB43 9TA


East Cathcart Street, Buckie, AB56 1PJ


To find where you can buy food locally produced, click here.

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Buy in Bulk

This list shows where you can ‘buy in bulk’. Buying items in larger sizes helps to reduce packaging and may save money in the long term.

Local Retailers

Forever Living Products

Low Wood Beck, 48 Dunottar Avenue, Stonehaven,
AB39 2JG
Tel: 01569 763176



Concentrated Products
e.g. concentrated juice

Concentrated products come in smaller containers than ready diluted alternatives and may be more cost effective, this list shows where you can buy concentrated products locally.

Local Retailers
Cooper & Harper

1-5 High Street, Insch, AB52 6JE
Tel: 01464 820322

Monymusk Stores

The Village, Monymusk, Inverurie, AB51 7HJ
Tel: 01467 651200


Echt Stores

Main Street, Echt
Tel: 01330 860501


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