New zero waste mobile shop set to be created

Mobile shop

A social enterprise is crowdfunding as it aims to expand plastic free shopping across the west of Scotland

19th November 2019 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

A social enterprise is aiming to create Scotland’s first ever mobile zero waste shop.

Society Zero has launched a crowdfunding campaign as it aims to offer a zero waste alternative to the big supermarkets.

The social enterprise is crowdfunding for £11,000 to buy and fit out a shop in Glasgow, and if it reaches a stretch target of £13,000 will be able to implement an online food ordering system, meaning customers will be able to get plastic free food delivered directly to their doors.

Sophie Lejeune, founder and managing director of Society Zero CIC, said: “Why should zero waste and plastic free shopping only be available to those who live in cities? We want to support everyone, who live in various more suburban and rural areas, to make plastic free shopping choices at affordable prices.

"This first mobile shop will hopefully be the first of many as phase two of our company, and if we reach ourstretch target we will be able to set up our plastic free online food ordering system so that anyone who misses our mobile shop stop can still receive their food refills plastic free.”

The mobile shop will sell store cupboard items such as pasta, tea, oils, as well as foot and veg and household cleaning items. It is hoped the service will operate across Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, Lanarkshire and Stirling.

The community interest company has been trading at markets and via their online shop, alongside hosting many community events such as litter picks and swap shops in and around Glasgow.