Sustainable online shopping from Belfast’s Zero Waste Shop

Belfast’s first Zero Waste shop, Refill Quarter, is launching an exciting new online service.

By Claire Cartmill
Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 1:00 pm
Refill Quarter flour in paper bags
Refill Quarter flour in paper bags

The service includes ‘click and collect’ where you can order online and pick up from the store on the Belmont Road in East Belfast and an online delivery service bringing you plastic free groceries right to your door.

Refill Quarter has remained open throughout the pandemic and started offering deliveries in a five-mile radius of the shop for those who couldn’t make it out. They are now expanding the service with deliveries covering Belfast, Newtownabbey, Holywood, Bangor, Newtownards and Lisburn and an online ‘click and collect’ option too.

Sustainable shopping is a growing movement, with shops opening all over the world. Leading the way in Belfast, aiming to reduce the waste we produce Refill Quarter provides a range of environmentally friendly options for groceries, cleaning products, toiletries and more.

As nothing is pre-packaged you get to choose how much you need, it could be as small as a 10g tablespoon of nutmeg or a large 3kg bag of caster sugar. Products are sold without any single use plastic packaging including pasta, rice, flour, spices and lentils, as well as coffee beans roasted locally.

Alice Wilkinson, Phil Rankin and Susan McEwen, opened the shop last September and have been delighted with the response, even in these challenging times.

Alice Wilkinson said: “Making zero waste more accessible to people across Belfast and beyond is something we are really passionate about. Having tried our delivery service locally during lockdown, we have invested in a new online service so we can bring it to even more customers across Belfast, Newtownabbey, Holywood, Bangor Newtownards and Lisburn as well as providing our new online ‘click and collect’ service.

“You can order the quantities you need from our website, we will package them up in paper bags you can collect them or we will deliver them to you on the delivery day for your area.”

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