The average American creates 4.5 pounds of garbage each day. We purchase disposable products that are made to be used for a few minutes but will remain on Earth forever. Due to increased awareness of our climate crisis, people are ready to reduce their waste and consumption of single-use plastics, but our linear economy makes this task feel impossible.
We want to clean up the environment, create a circular economy, and enjoy healthy, thriving lives. This change happens one step at a time, and adjusting a daily routine like grocery shopping is a great place to start. At Scoop Marketplace, we focus on progress over perfection.
Customers at zero-waste grocery store, Scoop Marketplace, fill reusable containers with quantities of package-free food, home goods, & personal care products, eliminating the need for disposable packaging and significantly decreasing environmental impact. Scoop’s mission is to teach people how to improve the quality of their lives while learning to walk more gently on the planet.
Our knowledge business, Scoop Intelligence, provides resources and mentorship opportunities for people who want to open zero waste stores in their communities. Since launching last spring, more than 30 students have joined our ecopreneur community, and several of them have already opened their stores. We are cultivating this community to prioritize collaboration over competition, and the partnerships formed are invaluable. We are blazing the trail and working together to build a sustainable future for all.
Owner and CEO Stephanie Lentz started Scoop Marketplace to create a grocery store that aligned with her family values and build a business that would have a long-term, positive impact on her children. When she started learning about plastic pollution and the effect microplastics have on our health, her eco-anxiety was on high alert, especially concerning the implications for her children. She felt the need to take action in the face of fear to do her part to provide a safe place where all individuals can thrive indefinitely.
“Everyone has their own definition of sustainability, but when we talk about a sustainable future, we can all agree that creating conditions in which we all thrive is definitely the right direction to be heading in.”
At Scoop Marketplace, we provide a welcoming atmosphere where customers can conveniently shop in-store or online to purchase safe, high-quality food and home goods free from costly, inconvenient, and harmful packaging. The team at Scoop Marketplace thoroughly researches vendors and partners with businesses whose values align with our own. Our products encourage sustainable living, our sourcing supports ethical businesses with an emphasis on small, local, and minority-owned, and our model allows us to work with businesses and consumers to normalize reusables. We are committed to finding innovative ways to offer this service while meeting the demands of our modern culture. Scoop Marketplace is the future of food, the way it used to be.
By teaching what we have learned and allowing others to pick up where we have left off, we will exponentially accelerate the impact of the sustainability movement. The Scoop Community is changing the world.
In the Press
Scoop Marketplace, a zero-waste grocery store, opens in Kirkland
The store in Juanita Village offers bulk foods in reusable containers, eco-friendly cleaning products, household items and more
October 07, 2021
Zero-waste living: A Seattle grocery store where you can shop without feeling guilty
Scoop Marketplace has the tools to help families "waste less, live more," but doesn't expect anyone to do it perfectly.
April 14, 2021
Zero-Waste Grocery Store to Open New Kirkland Location
Zero-waste grocery store Scoop Marketplace opens a new brick-and-mortar shop in Kirkland. Scoop owner and CEO Stephanie Lenz was inspired to start an eco-friendly, zero-waste business in 2017 after becoming a parent. After researching the many negative impacts of plastics, microplastics, and other forms of disposable waste pollution on the environment, she knew it was time to take action.
March 22, 2021
An Idea That Began with the Environment
Stephanie Lentz, owner of Scoop Marketplace, grew up in the greater Seattle area and had always shared her appreciation of the Pacific Northwest’s beauty with her fellow natives. After feeling fearful by learning about plastic pollutions only worsening across the globe, Stephanie had an idea to launch a zero-waste grocery store. However, like many other aspiring entrepreneurs, she felt overwhelmed and underqualified to start a business. But she was determined to turn her passion of living sustainably into a business and has since launched her marketplace in 2018.
November 24, 2020
People Love Scoop
"I love ordering bulk goods from Scoop! First off, the foods are so fresh and high quality. Secondly, they have excellent customer service!"
Rebecca Bush - September 12, 2021
I am sooooooooooo happy that Scoop is in Kirkland near me. This is such a wonderful addition to our community. Already have stopped by to get refills on essentials like rice, spices, and cleaning products. The space is beautiful and spacious and everything is well laid out. The staff are very helpful as well. They also have jars in case you didn't bring your own which is fantastic and makes package free products more accessible for all."
E Knapp - September 13, 2021
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