Zero Carbon Llanidloes

In this section we offer practical suggestions for all of us to live a more sustainable life.

If you have a good idea to add or know of local initiatives to reduce, reuse or recycle which we have missed, please do let us know by emailing




We all need to consume less generally.  When we do buy things, we should aim to buy:

  • As locally as possible, to support local businesses and to cut down on the carbon associated with packaging and transportation
  • As seasonally as possible in terms of food – to cut the carbon associated with airfreighting or shipping from abroad and to reduce the carbon used in growing fruit and veg in heated greenhouses
  • Second hand if possible – for example through freecycle and second hand sites, charity and second hand shops, vintage fairs and market stalls
  • As good quality and long lasting as we can afford
  • With as little packaging as possible

Food & Drink

Community Fridge, Llanidloes   

What: Food that would otherwise go to waste is collected from supermarkets and available for free

Where: At the Hanging Gardens, Bethel Street, Llanidloes

When: 9.00 – 16.00 Wednesday – Saturday

Darren Tonks, Llanidloes

What: Bottled milk available

Where: Tonks Fruit & Veg, Longbridge Street, Llanidloes

When: 9.00 – 17.00 Monday – Saturday

Natural Foods, Llanidloes

What: Bottled organic milk available. Refill service for cleaning and laundry liquids. Packaging free hand soaps

Where: Natural Foods, Great Oak Street, Llanidloes

When: 9.00 – 17.00 Mon, Tues, Thurs, Friday; 9.00 – 15.30 Sat; Closed Wed

The Store Cupboard, Llanidloes

What: Plastic and packaging free shopping. Bring your own container, bag or bottle and fill up. Paper bags available.  Bottled milk available to order

Where: within Woosnam & Davies Newsagents, Longbridge Street, Llanidloes

When: 6.00 – 17.30 Mon – Thurs; 6.00 – 18.00 Fri & Sat; 7.00 – 12.00 Sunday

2nd Hand Shops and Other Resources

Llanidloes Chartered Market

What: Street market with lots of stalls, including some selling packaging-free and second hand items

Where: Great Oak Street, Llanidloes

When: Saturday morning

Magik Incorporated Resource Centre, Newtown

What: A recycling centre and arts and crafts shop

Where: 1, The Cross, Newtown SY16 2LS

When: 9.30 – 16.30 Mon – Fri; 9.30 – 16.00 Saturday

Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse Shop, Llanidloes

What: Second hand/Reuse shop with a mix of items new, vintage and interesting

Where: 5, High Street, Llanidloes

When: 9.30 – 18.00 Monday – Sunday

There are also a number of charity shops and antique shops in Llanidloes, an annual vintage fair at the Minerva, Llanidloes and a number of buy and sell sites on Llanidloes & Newtown Facebook groups.