a one stop shop for sustainable living!

🏢 22 Bread Street, EH3 9AF

🕐 11am to 6pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays

What We Do

The Zero Waste Hub is your one stop shop for sustainable living!

You can swap your preloved things in our Swapshop, enjoy some rescued food from our Food Sharing Hub, or just hang out and grab a tea or coffee from our vegetarian and vegan café.

Our café serves a range of wholesome vegan sandwiches, soups, and cakes. Heartwarming coffee with no extra charge for non-dairy milks!

Say No To Disposable Cups!

Why not slow down and enjoy your lunch in our community space? If you need to take away your food and hot drinks, please bring your own reusable cups and containers.

We’re Revolve certified - Scotland’s re-use quality standard. That means we’re committed to providing only the highest quality second-hand products and excellent customer service.

Café Menu


Espresso £2

Americano £2.20

Cappucino £2.50

Latte £2.50

Flat White £2.30

Mocha £2.70

Hot Chocolate £2.70

Tea £2 (pot £3)

Cold Drinks from £2


Vegan Sandwiches £3.50
see specials board for today’s selection

Soup with bread £3 (large bowl £4)
from Union of Genius, see specials board for today’s selection

Overnight Oats £2

Toast with butter 75p

Cake and traybakes from £2.5
From The Sly Fox, check out today’s specials

Meal Deal £5
Any drink and sandwich

Plastic Free Products

Home and Kitchen
Bio D

Ethically sourced, vegan, hypoallergenic, and free from pollutants that destroy marine ecosystems. Fill up a reusable bottle and pay by weight

Washing up liquid £4.62 per litre
Laundry liquid £1.89 per litre


No need to reinvent the wheel to be sustainable! Using traditional methods, loofah fibers and coconut coir are grown and crafted in Egypt and Sri Lanka to create these versatile scrubs and brushes for all of your cleaning needs

Washing up brush £3.25
Cleaning pad £2.90
Washing up pad £2.75

Health & Cosmetics

Made from sustainably-grown and biodegradable bamboo. When it’s run its course, throw the bristles away with the plastic recycling

Adult toothbrush £4.20
Child toothbrush £4.20

Friendly Soaps

Handmade in Yorkshire, and the packaging is both recycled and recyclable

Travel soap £2.62
Shampoo bar £2.62
Face soap £2.62


All natural glycerin soap made with Organic essential oils

Hand soap £1.70

Bloom and Nora reusable sanitary pads

Reusable sanitary pads not only save our planet from tonnes of single-use plastic, they are also in the long-term cheaper, more absorbent and much comfier than disposables

Mini £4.99
Midi £5.99
Maxi £7.99
Mighty £8.99
Trial kit £32.95

Adios Plastic Corn Starch Dog Poo Bags

Dog lovers can now enjoy a plastic-free lifestyle with these completely plant-based, unscented dog poop bags! Made from cornstarch, these bags biodegrade in compost within 3-6 months. Do not use for compost intended for edible plants

60 bags £5.99

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Zero Waste Hub accessible?

The Zero Waste Hub is on ground floor with a small step at the entrance. A ramp is available, just ring the bell and one of our volunteers will happily assist you. All the public spaces throughout the building are step free and there is an accessible toilet with hand rails.

There are disabled parking bays on both parallel streets, East Fountainbridge and Grindlay Street.

All our toilets are gender neutral.

If you have further questions regarding accessibility, please contact the Zero Waste Hub on 0131 281 0583.

Is there nearby bicycle parking?

There is space to lock up your bike on the corner of Lothian Road and Bread Street, by Cost Cutters.

What bus routes are you on?

The Zero Waste Hub is located just off Lothian Road and Grassmarket and following bus routes will take you nearby;

Lothian Road routes: 47, 24, 10, 11, 15, 16, 36, 1, 34, 124

Grassmarket route: 2

Is there parking nearby?

There is limited on street parking on Bread Street, but two large car parks a 4 minute walk away:

Thistle Parking

Semple Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8BL

NCP Car Park Edinburgh Castle Terrace

Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EW

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