Food refill / scoop shop in Whitehead, Co. Antrim

by Purple Earth in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Food refill / scoop shop in Whitehead, Co. Antrim
We did it
On 22nd July 2019 we successfully raised £4,310 with 103 supporters in 28 days

To establish a community based unit, offering refills of household products and loose foods, to reduce waste and single use plastic

by Purple Earth in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Setting up the unit is the most expensive part and all the extra funding will enable me to include gravity dispensers and to increase product range, in particular the loose or bulk foods, from day one and to include a range of organic products.

What's it all about?

My project 'Purple Earth' aims to help you and your family make conscious choices about products you use, the food you eat and the gifts you give, so that together we can ensure the Earth's resources are sustainable for future generations.

Ditch single use plastic

The product range will include eco-friendly alternatives to household and selfcare products such as reusable water bottles and coffee cups, stainless-steel straws, wax wraps, bamboo toothbrushes, etc with an emphasis on products and packaging being free from single use plastic.  In addition, I will offer refillable cleaning products such as laundry liquid and washing up liquid and self-care products like shampoo and body wash, thus reducing plastic consumption and being more cost effective for the consumer.  Locals remember the old 'scoop' shops so on offer will be loose foods such as pasta, lentils, rice, coffee and spices etc and I will also work with the local community farm to help distribute their organic veg boxes.  I will offer workshops in areas such as zero waste, how to make eco bricks and natural, DIY cleaning products, and work alongside schools and community organisations to educate all ages.

If everyone does one small thing...

The vision is not to shame people into acting, or show unachievable images through Instagram or similar.  It is to educate and involve individuals to adopt even one or two workable changes into their lifestyle.  If we all take just one step, we can create a better future and have a positive impact.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£40 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Cleaning Product Starter Kit

One bottle of each of the following BioD products: washing up liquid / hand wash / laundry liquid / toilet cleaner / floor cleaner

£5 or more

Fiver's fun

All the pennies and pounds mount up - thank you

£10 or more

Top tenner

A 1 litre jar, to be filled once in store for free with a product of your choice

£20 or more

8 of 25 claimed

Limited edition jute shopping bag

A limited edition Purple Earth hessian jute shopping bag

£25 or more

2 of 20 claimed

Kid's treat

Free children's eco book plus bag of BeeBombs wildflower seeds

£30 or more

7 of 25 claimed

Plastic free shopping pack

A limited edition Purple Earth hessian jute shopping bag, a 1 litre jar and 2 produce bags

£30 or more

Gift Voucher

Receive a £20 Gift Voucher for use in the Purple Earth Store, valid until 30 November 2019

£40 or more

4 of 25 claimed

Out & about plastic free starter pack

Limited edition Purple Earth hessian jute shopping bag, stainless steel straw & cleaner and travel coffee cup

£50 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Plastic free bathroom starter kit

Pack of bamboo swabs, 2 reusable make up remover pads, bamboo toothbrush, soap bar & natural deodorant

£100 or more

VIP discount card - food refills

VIP card offering 10% discount on all food products for 12 months

£100 or more

VIP discount card - liquid refills

VIP card offering 10% discount on all liquid refills for 12 months

£500 or more

VIP discount card - whole store

VIP discount card offering 10% all products throughout store for 12 months

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