By Fredrica Syren:
The zero-waste movement is gaining momentum. More and more people’s goals are to live with zero waste. Someone who knows about this is Lauren Singer, best known for the web site and 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, , 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 sells 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.