Zero Waste Groceries coming to Sussex County!



Simple Bare Necessities is a zero-waste store aimed to directly influence positivity in the way we consume. A twist on the way shopping used to look like dating back to the 1950’s, we are saying no to single-use plastic and offering package free, refillable products that are all-around better for the earth.


Our mission is to preserve our natural, wondrous world by eliminating single-use plastics, educating others about sustainable living practices, and cultivating individual action to make positive impacts on our planet. We are building a sustainable community space with all efforts towards preserving our planet.

The average American creates about 4.4lbs of trash a day.  The EPA estimates that 30% of municipal waste is single-use plastics! On top of what is sent to the landfill, about 18 billion pounds of plastic end up in our oceans each year. And it takes over 500 years for these plastics to decompose, and before they do, they break into microplastics that are killing the wildlife and polluting the seas. Unfortunately, recycling just is not the answer. Only 9% of plastic is recycled, we need a better solution.

Simple Bare Necessities is here to be part of that solution.

Since the 1950’s humans have produced 18 trillion pounds of plastic. If we put a modern twist on how shopping used to be, prior to the 50’s, we can save literal tons of plastic from polluting our planet. Simply by reshaping our consumption habits and eliminating single-use plastic, we can be the change.

According to a new Futerra survey, 96% of consumers feel their own actions, such as donating, recycling or buying ethically, can make a difference. And over half believe that they personally can make a big difference. Consumers are aware of the impact and importance of individual action. 88% of consumers want brands to help them live sustainably, and we want to be the help. We are here to do the research to provide the most environmentally responsible products to make individual actions just that easy, but we need your help!

Please donate and share to help build the store that our community needs!