The premise of Pantry Goods is based on the milk man model. If you have ever had milk delivered to you weekly, you know what it’s all about!
The concept maintains that you place an order in a returnable glass container. Your goods are delivered and you can then either keep the goods in the container they are delivered in until finished or empty the goods into your own container and send the empty container back for your refundable deposit.
Simply put, you are just borrowing the jar for a period of time!
The simplicity of this : is that, firstly, you are shopping waste free, secondly, you don’t have to lug containers to the store, as your goods are delivered to your door and your empty containers are collected. Thirdly, you are actually not paying for packaging, leaving you only paying for what is inside the container!
Goods have been priced according to the size of the jar, so you don’t need to do any math! The price includes your refundable deposit, which you get back once the containers have been collected.
Several goods are available in brown paper bags, should you not want to use the refundable container option.
Guilt free shopping, no packaging, no waste!
Currently our delivery model is done on a weekly basis, with the date of delivery established by your zip code. Why?
Pantry Goods is all about waste free, plastic free, reusable and lessening our carbon footprint when it comes to food and deliveries.
Ordering your food weekly/every two weeks/monthly and not daily, lessens your carbon footprint and saves, not only the planet but your pocket too!
We charge a packaging deposit of $3 that is included in the product price, a 10% service fee, and a $2.99 delivery fee which is added at checkout. Our service fee is used to compensate the staff member that packs and labels your goodies.
TIPS for successful zero waste shopping
- Make a note of your weekly delivery day.
- Remember to put out your empty jars for collection.
- Remember a cooler should you be expecting perishables.
- Use more granola a week than average? Order two, and keep the jars revolving.
- Make a shopping list!
- Organize your pantry, glass and see through containers allow you to check quantities with ease.
- Zero-waste will take a little time to get used to, but you will look back and be pleased by what you have gained and saved by reducing and reusing!
Why is it important?
Plastic is fast becoming the biggest environmental issue of the 21st century. It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean (by weight) than fish. There is literally no place for our plastics to go anymore and recycling them is failing with only 9% of the plastics produced between 1950 and 2015 being recycled.
We have decided to open up this store because we care about our earth and we know you do too.
We hope you find what you need here, and if there is something missing, please let us know.