“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

A Dartmoor based plastic free online shop aims to shine a light on sustainable Devon and Cornwall brands

The No Plastic Shop is on a mission to reduce the flow of single use plastics into our oceans by offering a range of quality, plastic free, sustainable and ethical products for the home. The shop is owned and managed from the Dartmoor home of local social media marketer and content creator, Bryonie Baxter.

Bryonie says “ we are all acutely aware of the plastics crisis in our oceans and the sad prediction that there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050. I wanted to do something to help us all make positive choices for the environment that will lead to a more sustainable life”

Bryonie is also keen to reflect the No Plastic Shop’s Dartmoor home by attracting a wider audience to local sustainable businesses. She says, “ We have some amazing producers here in the South West and I want to showcase the best plastic free and zero waste goods that Dartmoor and the surrounding area has to offer” .

Stocking local products is important to Bryonie. Not only does it minimise the carbon footprint of stock, but it also gives back to the local community. She says, “ Despite its picture postcard appeal, rural unemployment and economic deprivation remains a problem in the South West. Local businesses create their own ecosystem of employment and support for other local businesses”, She adds, “stocking local products also means I get to shout about this beautiful part of the world. I am totally biased of course, but I think you would be hard pressed to find better beaches, more awe inspiring moorland or more breathtaking views than in Devon and Cornwall”.

Alongside well-known international ethical brands, s he is proud to stock products from Cornish handmade beauty company, Eve Of St Agnes; Devon bamboo toothbrush company, Truthbrush; Cornish skincare producers, Scence alongside three separate talented Dartmoor soap makers.

Focusing on plastic free essentials for the home, like compostable sponges, coconut scourers, indulgent vegan face balms and moisturising soaps, w hen you buy from the No Plastic Shop you can be sure that you are making a small change that will make a big difference.

Bryonie says of the ethos of her shop “ No-one is perfect, but there is a quote by Desmond Tutu which to me sums up why these small changes can do so much;

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” ”

To find out more and shop the range of plastic free home essentials, visit noplasticshop.co.uk