ENVIRONMENTALLY focused social enterprise group Society Zero CIC is currently crowdfunding to raise enough money to buy and create Scotland’s first ever mobile zero waste shop, to make zero waste and plastic free shopping more accessible.

Society Zero CIC started in early 2018 with a mission to create an inclusive and supportive society working towards zero waste.

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.

Currently, Society Zero CIC are crowdfunding for £11,000 to buy and fit out Scotland’s first mobile zero waste shop.

If they reach their stretch target of £13,000 they will be able to implement their online food ordering system and increase their range too, meaning you can get your plastic free food delivered directly to your door.

The social enterprise has been extremely popular amongst its customers, so much so that they were asked to open shops over various places across the country.

With brick and mortar zero waste shops opening in major cities all over Scotland, the surrounding areas were missing out on accessing them.

With a vision to make living zero waste easier and more accessible, they decided to go with the idea of a mobile shop, meaning they could bring zero waste and plastic free refills to people directly.

The mobile zero waste shop plans to pop up in Glasgow city, specifically North and West areas, East Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, South and North Lanarkshire as well as Stirling council areas.

Sophie Lejeune, founder and managing director, 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 our stretch 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.”

There are various rewards for individual pledgers such as sourdough classes, tickets to Scapa Fest where Rob Greenfield will be attending, beeswax wrap packs, gift vouchers, physics tutoring and many more, as well as corporate sponsorship deals.

To donate, click here.