Plastic Free Pantry is a small social enterprise offering whole foods and pantry staples in completely plastic free packaging. We use paper or home compostable plant film called Natureflex to send out our food. We post to all of the UK and were the UK’s first online plastic free food shop.
As a social enterprise we are focused not on profit but on reducing the amount of single use plastic littering the planet. We do this by:
1) Reinvesting any profits in to expanding our range of plastic free produce to provide more plastic free options to our customers
2) Buy in the biggest pack sizes and plastic-free where possible. Where plastic-free is not currently possible, work with suppliers to change packaging or seek new sources of produce
3) Provide information and resources to help people in reducing plastic. We’ll be publishing freely accessible information on our website in the coming months to meet this aim
4) Help to clean up existing plastic pollution. We currently do this via our 10for10 programme where we offer a 10% discount in exchange for picking 10 pieces of litter
We began in 2017 after a visit to a beautiful beach in Lincolnshire. Kimberley & Adam, the founders of Plastic Free Pantry noticed some litter so picked it up, then the next piece and the next. Soon they were struggling to carry around 30kg of litter off the beach.
They decided they had to do something so decided to quit using plastic but found themselves frustrated at the lack of options available in supermarkets – everything is wrapped in plastic! So they started buying in bulk and selling it at their local Food Assembly to help others to shop plastic free too, before launching this UK wide.