Two sustainable London businesses have partnered to offer over 175 refill staples along with organic, local produce via a single zero-emission, packaging-free doorstep delivery.

CropMuswell Hill mobile refill shop and delivery service, The People’s Pantry, provides a wide range of mainly organic refill essentials from independents, all vetted for their sustainability and ethical credentials, while Tottenham-based Crop Drop is a social enterprise which sources fresh, organic and sustainably grown fruit and veg from urban growers and London-local farms.

Now, the two are on a mission to make it even easier and more convenient to eat sustainably by linking their websites so customers can order from both businesses at the same time.

“We have long admired Crop Drop’s mission to change our food system; and their community and sustainability-focused values closely mirror our own,” says The People’s Pantry co-founder, Lisa Jones (pictured with husband Stephen Thomas). “Joining forces with them means that we can now offer our customers a wider choice and a convenient route to making a difference. But also amplifies our joint messages to grow awareness of food transparency, waste reduction and the small changes in our consumer behaviour that all add up. We hope that it will both encourage more people to be part of the change and take a few car journeys off the road.”

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Adds Rachel Dring, founder of Crop Drop: “As a Haringey-based scheme we’re excited to be teaming up with another small, local biz to make it easier for local people to make sustainable food choices. The People’s Pantry champions many of the values that are close to our heart, from their transparent and ethical sourcing policy to their commitment to ridding our homes of pointless packaging. We hope the partnership will make it easier for Crop Droppers to stock up on all their packaging-free pantry essentials alongside their weekly bag of organic veggies.”

Delivered by Ernie the restored electric milk float, the orders come in repurposed and returnable bags, boxes and glassware, which are left out for collection and reused at the next delivery.