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Welcome to The People’s Pantry, refillutionaries …

a zero-waste refill service for the N2, N3, N8, N10, N11, N13 and N22 community. That means packaging-free, sustainable household and pantry essentials either …

delivered to your doorstep by Eric the bike
or a visit from Ernie, the repurposed milk float shop

A zero-waste refill service for the N2, N3, N8, N10, N11, N13 and N22 community

 

delivered to your doorstep by Eric the bike

or a visit from Ernie, the repurposed milk float shop

The People's Pantry - a zero-waste refill service

How do you like to shop

Are you an Eric or an Ernie? We want to make the reduction of single-use plastic as convenient and simple as possible, to help us all ‘do our bit’. So, you choose what works for you: home delivery or sociable shop …

The People's Pantry - Eric our carbon free delivery bike

Eric …?

Our carbon-neutral friend, Eric, is a repurposed Royal Mail delivery bike, now delivering your online refill order, in ‘closed loop’, reusable containers, to doorsteps in N2, N3, N8, N10, N11 and N22. Use. Clean. Repeat … just like the milkman.

The People's Pantry - Ernie our 1972 Morris Milk Float

Or Ernie …?

For those who prefer a little sociable, Slow Shopping, book a street visit with Ernie. A lovingly restored 1972 Morrison’s electric milk float, he carries around 130 household, bathroom and pantry essentials from our online shop, ready to refill from gravity and scoop dispensers.

The People's Pantry - a zero-waste refill service

Why?

The People’s Pantry is
about working together towards reduction …

of food miles, emissions, single-use plastics, exploitation,
food waste …
and the hassle for you

The UK produces 6.6 million tonnes of household food waste per year

70% of our plastic waste is packaging

UK supermarkets currently generate 900,000 tonnes of plastic packaging per year

Every 30 seconds, 30 double decker busloads of plastic waste are burned or dumped in developing countries

Less than 10% of household plastic packaging gets recycled in the UK. Globally, the UK is second only to the US in producing the most plastic waste per person

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The People's Pantry are Lisa & Thomo

The People’s Pantry is just us,

Thomo and Lisa: a husband and wife team who have lived in Muswell Hill for over twenty years with our four children. It brings together the disparate skills of a technology consultant and a Food & Drink PR and journalist; and is founded on a strong sense of community, a love of good food and a determination to be part of the change. We can’t hope to be zero-waste perfect, but the more of us that are working imperfectly at it, the closer it gets.

The People's Pantry - a zero-waste refill service

The People’s Pantry is just us,

Thomo and Lisa: a husband and wife team who have lived in Muswell Hill for over twenty years with our four children. It brings together the disparate skills of a technology consultant and a Food & Drink PR and journalist; and is founded on a strong sense of community, a love of good food and a determination to be part of the change. We can’t hope to be zero-waste perfect, but the more of us that are working imperfectly at it, the closer it gets.

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Let's Social-ise ...

Join us @thepeoplespantryldn on facebook and Instagram, for updates, eco-info, community news, giveaways, producer stories, Local Legends and much more. We’d love to share your pictures, videos and hear your thoughts..

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Hurtling up the Sustainable Swap chart, even those pearly whites can play a big part in your personal eco-impact. . 🪥 Approximately 200 million toothbrushes are disposed of in the UK per year, and take 400 years to degrade. 🪥 Toothpaste tubes are hard to recycle because of the bonded layers of plastic and metal and 300 million end up in landfill every year in the UK, taking 500 years to degrade. 🪥 Dental floss is used by 30% of Brits, but traditionally made of nylon and so small that it usually ends up in the ocean and in marine...
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🛁 Climbing the charts at number 7 in our countdown to COP26 … The Bathroom. . 💚 A few SIMPLE SWAPS to help you clean up your act in the bathroom… 🚿 Shower instead of bath, but keep your showering to 3 - 4 minutes. Anything over 7 minutes and you’re using more than a bath tub. Think about a water-saving shower head too 🚽 Place a brick in your toilet cistern to reduce the water used at each flush, and use any dual-flush facility. . Disposables … you don’t need telling, but ... . 🪒 The average disposable razor...
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🏖 Ernie is on holibobs for the next couple of weeks, which means we won’t be @allypallyfm, to save anyone bringing their containers down there. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused. We’ll be back at Ally Pally Farmers’ Market, with a stuffed donkey and a local, lighter-fluid tipple, on 14th November. . 🚪 Our doorstep deliveries will, however, be running as usual, courtesy of son #2, Noah (a purely chronological reference). . 🙏🏻Thank you Noah! . 💻 And we are at the end of the website email address for any queries. . 💚 Have a great weekend everyone....
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We love to hear from The People’s Pantry community. Talk to us, leave a review, tell us how we can improve the service and what you’d like to see in the shop. If it’s feasible, ethical, sustainable (and legal), we’ll do it.