Scoop and Scales
Scoop and Scales is a cooperative with an aim to open a fill your own / plastic free shop in Macclesfield in 2020. There is an officers’ group of 9 people (all volunteers) who run the admin, buying, research and marketing side.
We have been running a buyers' club in Macclesfield since October and have around 60 members. Each month we send a list of around 30 products to our members, with the process as follows:
As a group we are aiming to reduce waste and create a place that local people can buy ethically sourced products that reduce our impact on the wonderful world we live in. Scoop and Scales buyers’ club is the start of a journey and has already begun to have an impact. By buying in bulk and members re-using containers we are hugely reducing the plastic and food waste we create. We are also stocking a growing number of organic and ethically sourced products as well as some locally made items.
We however want to go further than this and the ultimate aim for Scoop and Scales is to have a shop or market stall that can stock a much wider range of product, be open on a regular basis and can become a hub for the environmental and ethical change in Macclesfield.
How can I join?
If you are interested in joining please email us. There is a one off £30 membership fee. This fee goes towards buying equipment. We do offer a reduced rate for anyone who feels unable to meet the full fee, and this is £1.50 per order.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions or queries Additionally, if you would like to take a more active role in the running of scoop and scales would love to hear from you.
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