Plastic bottled water removed from sale by Nourish

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Nourish, the health food chain with 11 stores across Ireland, has made the bold step of removing plastic bottled water from sale in all stores, citing the environmental concerns of non-biodegradable plastic as its reason.



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23 April 2019

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Nourish has removed nearly 7,000 plastic bottles from the shelves its 11 stores nationwide. The company removed plastic bottled water from sale in March 2018 in a bid to reduce its contribution to plastic waste pollution.

Nourish was established in Dublin in 1986, and recently opened its first store outside Dublin, within Dunnes Stores in Bishopstown, Cork.

“In 2017, we sold almost 7,000 plastic bottles of water,” said Odhran Kelly, Director of Nourish. “That’s almost 85 kgs of plastic, half of which will never be recycled and pollute our environment for the next 450 years. This is not something we’re proud of. So we decided to start making some changes.”

The compnay is publicising its decision again to promote greater awareness of plastic waste and to promote further action.

“Removing plastic bottled water from our stores was a small change for us,” said Kelly, “but hopefully it will have a big impact. The culture of single-use, throwaway plastic has had its day.”

Nourish stocks a selection of reusable and plastic-free products including stainless steel water bottles, coffee cups, beeswax wraps, eco cleaning cloths and bamboo toothbrushes. The health food retailer also provides customers with a service to refill empty household washing up liquid, laundry detergent, fabric softener and pump soap containers in two of its Dublin stores on Wicklow Street and Liffey Street. To learn more, visit



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