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Why Zero-Waste?

Plastics. That’s where it all began. Single use plastics are a rampant epidemic of our time. The more we looked around, the more It felt like we couldn’t escape handfuls of plastic on any given day. Mainstream news and social media outlets remind us daily of the consequences. Only about 10% of all plastics get recycled, while the remaining are left to break down over the next 500-1000 years. Even then,  we are left with toxic micro-plastics polluting our ecosystems. Forever.

We know that human intelligence is a remarkable thing and that there’s a solution for single use plastics that is waiting to change the industry. We know that governments and corporations have the ability to make changes that stop the perpetuation of this toxic cycle… one day.

So what about NOW? For now, this is our solution. We are a grassroots mission lead by heart and a deep desire and urgency to begin somewhere while the big guys get their acts together.

Reduce. Reuse. Refill. Repeat.

More Than Plastic-Free.

Oh, and it doesn’t stop there. As we began researching and sourcing zero-waste products, we realized that we couldn’t turn a blind eye to equally or more critical social and environmental issues that our planet faces at this time. Carbon emissions. Animal cruelty. Global labour standards. Unsustainable food systems. Local economic integrity. Our hope is that we can provide products that, when you purchase them, will contribute to a harmonious and sustainable world.

We aren’t perfect but we work hard to balance or offset our impact. Our bulk food sometimes comes in a giant plastic bag but we pay our own money to have it melted down and turned into something that will last 20-30 years. Your avocados come from Mexico but they support an organic farmer who wouldn’t otherwise have a market to support her family. Carbon emitting trucks deliver some of our products but that product’s journey originated in Canada rather than internationally. We have learned the value of being flexible to keep your best interest and the planet’s best interest at heart.

More Than Plastic Free.

Oh, and it doesn’t stop there. As we began researching and sourcing zero-waste products, we realized that we couldn’t turn a blind eye to equally or more critical social and environmental issues that our planet faces at this time. Carbon emissions. Animal cruelty. Global labour standards. Unsustainable food systems. Local economic integrity. Our hope is that we can provide products that, when you purchase them, will contribute to a harmonious and sustainable world.

We aren’t perfect but we work hard to balance or offset our impact. Our bulk food sometimes comes in a giant plastic bag but we pay our own money to have it melted down and turned into something that will last 20-30 years. Your avocados come from Mexico but they support an organic farmer who wouldn’t otherwise have a market to support her family. Carbon emitting trucks deliver some of our products but that product’s journey originated in Canada rather than internationally. We have learned the value of being flexible to keep your best interest and the planet’s best interest at heart.