Our Promise

ORGANIC SPICES

We believe one of the main reasons to switch to organic spices is the fact that it does not use any synthetic chemicals and pesticides for the cultivation process at all, and instead substitutes it with organic manure and bio fertilizers. 
 
 
MINIMAL PACKAGKING
We believe in providing completely plastic free and supplying  as many products as we can with reduced packaging. So that we can help people lead a more zero waste lifestyle and that any products we do provide with packaging is fully recyclable, reusable or compostable. This decision is based around Oldham disposal system to support Oldham residents sustainable journey.
 

INCLUSIVITY
We will be helpful, informative and inclusive. We will update you on not only our shop updates but helpful tips to lead a more sustainable and environmentally friendly lifestyle to make this way of living as accessible as possible through our blog, social media outlets, that you can share with your friends and family to encourage them to take your lead, as well as of course, face to face.
 
 
SUPPORTING MARGINALISED GROUPS
We believe in throwing ourselves into the community and being active in a variety of projects. For example supporting local Ukeff-Oldham charity food hub by offering a unique opportunity by being a UK FIRST TO ACCEPT PLACTIC FREE DONATIONSThrough opening up a part of our unit shop space to be a food donation drop off point to make it accessible for local people to help other local people within our community.
We offer adult and child noise cancelling headphones to support anyone who need or want them while within our premises to ease transition from one busy area to another.
 
 
B2B and B2C
Spice Drive continues to promote, shop and support other Oldham businesses that offer plastic free options. Spice Drive created a Facebook group Plastic Free Oldham to bring knowledge and like minded people together.
Spice Drive do not promote Hallmark celebrations, we advocate buying what you need all year around.

Our Sustainability

BOXES AND BAGS

Up to 95% of the boxes from the packaging category range on our website and within our premises that are provided are rescued. Which are diverted from going into landfills across the UK. A very small percentage of the boxes are made new and are fully recyclable. The remaining percentage are made from recycled box materials. Fully aimed at keeping them in circulation for as long as possible, inevitably contributing towards lowering the production line of mass produced boxes.

Our supplier QED Oldham are based in Oldham.

 

PRODUCT PACKAGING

Spice Drive plastic free packaged products are from QED Oldham and from Bottle wholesale keeping our suppliers as local as possible.

 

Pre-packed branded items that are not by Spice Drive. The packaging is from the brands themselves and is compostable or recyclable. Here at Spice Drive we have provided a return all the product packaging and end of life product itself for us to dispose of correctly on your behalf to help support and simplify your sustainable journey.



PLASTIC FREE

What do we mean?

Well. . . We promise to not supply or provide anything plastic. Including reusable plastic or even recycled plastic to any of our customers. 

Have you heard about Plastic Free Oldham a section created by Spice Drive to support Oldham businesses and their plastic free products that are available to purchase at our premises.

 

Estimated plastic saved since 01/09/2017
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ORGANIC

Organic as our business ethos was essential and non-negotiable. Aiming for the best quality dry foods and products as we possibly could achieve to find.

All dry foods we sell online and in our unit premises are labelled organic from organic certified UK wholesalers, ehl ingredients, infinity foods and suma wholefoods.

 

Lots of different products in our shop unit are certified organic and labelled accurately information found in the information for each product on the website.. 




EXPORT

Spice Drive do not export.

We acknowledge that to achieve the best possible quality on chosen items importing does happen on some of our stock. To not increase any further carbon footprint across the globe, Spice Drive only sell within the UK Mainland.

 

 

 

 

REFILLS

All our stock of organic dry foods both whole and ground are all available on refill. Also a great refill liquid section, which includes washing up liquid, floor cleaner. Additional refills like anti-bac disinfectant hand rub, hand lotion and more.

CLOSED LOOP SYSTEM

All of our liquid refills such as washing up liquid, liquid detergent, hand soap etc are provided with a simple circular packaging system that are sent back to be washed and reused. Our supplier is Miniml Refills who are based in Yorkshire. You will be able to purchase your liquid refills through buying a new empty non- plastic container from our shop unit or on the website or bringing one of your own choices to refill in store. The products are made from Yorkshire waters and the business is a family run business that have worked super hard to supply a closed loop system to be as sustainable as they can possibly be.

FAMILY BUSINESS

Being the first zero waste business in Oldham town and a UK only plastic free kitchen focussed sustainable shop. I keep Spice Drive services accessible, reachable and relatable to people. I am just as passionate about plastic free and organic foods as I was when Spice Drive was a tiny snippet of a thought many moons ago. Striving to keep delivering ethical kitchen lifestyles. Motivating and helping  locally is a huge priority and hopefully will ripple out across the UK in a great positive way.