The simple answer is this: send nothing to the landfill. Zip. Zilch. Zero. But of course, nothing is ever that simple. It’s near impossible in today’s world to be zero waste given all of the packaging and tags and receipts you get whenever you buy anything. That’s why we’re here to help you out. Our shop only offers paper bags as packaging and we, in fact, encourage you to bring your own.
Zero waste mostly boils down to the five Rs:
- Refuse what you don’t need (single-use plastic, plastic grocery bags, non-biodegradable trash bags, plastic razors, coffee cups etc.)
- Reduce what you do need (stop buying new clothes, cut back on how often you do laundry, don’t always upgrade for the latest smartphone)
- Reuse by either buying secondhand or repurposing things
- Recycle only that which can’t be eliminated by the former three
- Rot what’s left