London’s zero waste vegan market is back by popular demand

Read Time:   |  20th February 2019

Following the resounding success of London’s first plant-based, zero waste market, Zero Mkt London is back to celebrate all things sustainable this April, and it’s bigger and better than ever before! 

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Zero Mkt London is returning to London this spring following the resounding success of its launch in 2018 which saw over 800 conscious consumers attend.

Zero Mkt London will be back to celebrate all things sustainable on Saturday 13th April 2019, and according to founders Abigail Penny and James Morgan, the upcoming event will be even bigger this time around, with 40 or more exhibitors attending.

Dedicated to all things eco, Zero Mkt London’s visitors can enjoy tasty vegan food and drink as they browse. Described by its founders as a “one-stop shop”, guests can purchase bulk grains and fresh produce, upcycled accessories, soaps, candles, cosmetics, vintage clothing and much, much more – all under one roof!

From planet-friendly gifts and homewares to pre-loved and environmentally-minded clothing collections, there’s plenty on offer for the conscious consumers amongst us.

There will also be free workshops taking place throughout the day, including a cooking demo from plant-based, zero waste chef – Max La Manna; a talk from Humane Society International (UK) about the environmental impacts of animal agriculture; and an eco embroidery workshop with Offset Warehouse.

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Speaking about the return on the festival, founders Abigail and James said in a statement sent to Vegan Food & Living:  “Change is happening all around us – and fast. 2018 saw ‘single-use’ as its Word of the Year, while 2019 has had record numbers sign up to Veganuary, with The Economist declaring it ‘The Year of the Vegan’. There’s never been a better time to embrace a vegan, zero waste lifestyle! It’s incredible to think that by changing our habits we can literally save lives and the Earth too – the power is in our hands.”

The market will take place in Saint Thomas More Language College in Chelsea, London, and the school will be the first in the UK to host an event of this kind, inspiring students to take action and address global climate change.

Unsold surplus food will be donated to City Harvest who will distribute it amongst London’s most vulnerable communities, while food waste will be composted and used by the school’s Gardening Club to encourage pupils to connect with and protect the natural world.

Zero Mkt London’s founders are mindful that many stallholders will need to travel to the venue, so they will be planting trees as part of a carbon offsetting mission. Any profit made from the festival will go to Animal Equality.

The event is open to the public and is free to attend; to guarantee entry simply download your ticket on Eventbrite here. Follow the handle @zeromktlondon to keep up to date with the latest news from the market. 

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