Package Free Shop for Zero Waste Shopping

Apr, 23, 2018

By Fredrica Syren:

The zero-waste movement is gaining momentum. More and more peoples goals are to live with zero waste. Someone who knows about this is Lauren Singer, best known for the web site Trash is for Tossersand her devotion to a zero-waste lifestyle. As a matter of fact, she has not thrown anything into the trash for over 4 years. Last year Lauren, along with fellow zero-waste fan, Daniel Silverstein, opened a pop-up package-free store that has now become permanent in Brooklyn, New York.

While in New York, I took the opportunity to visit this shop. 

The Package free shopsells everything you need to start your own zero-waste journey or maintain a zero-waste lifestyle under one roof. The fact is that living zero-waste is not very hard, but finding the supplies to help with this lifestyle usually means visits to a few different shops. The goal of the package free shop is that the customer should find everything in one place. Here you can find everything from laundry soap in bulk, shopping bags, toothbrushes, menstrual cups, hair ties, lunch boxes, candles, deodorants, lotions and much, much more. And everything sold in the store is plastic free and package free.

The shop sells its products in its physical store and online. They ship online orders 100% plastic free and in 100% post-consumer recycled boxes, so all shipping materials are 100% recyclable and compostable.

Since the package free shop opened it has kept  about 1,597,640 plastic straws:, 851950 plastic bags and 490,856 non-recyclable cups from ending in a landfill.

Fredrika Syren

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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