Today’s Solutions: May 17, 2022

We’re all striving to reduce the amount of single-use plastic in our lives, but finding ways to find your favorite essentials waste-free is not always an easy task. Fortunately, more and more zero-waste stores are popping up around major cities, making it all the more feasible to find things from pasta to shampoo without the wasteful container. This guide from Greenmatters will help you find zero-waste stores near you for a more sustainable shopping spree. 

Some great options include the City Market/Onion River Co-op in Burlington which has an extensive bulk section complete with spices, oils, cereals, rice, pasta, flour, grains, beans, nuts, and more. Black Rock Refill in Las Vegas specializes in personal hygiene products and home cleaners so you can keep yourself and your home squeaky clean without the waste. 

Known for its trendy options, Los Angeles is home to Sustain, a zero-waste store that even offers rentals and zero-waste party planners for when we return to a socialized world. If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, Verde Market in Miami probably carries it in their waste-free section. The store has zero-waste bee pollen, spirulina, orange juice, and even dog treats. 

The complete guide features zero-waste stores in cities across the US including New York, Seattle, and Washington D.C. There are even online options like Common Good and Co and The Wally Shop which combine sustainable products with the convenience of online shopping.

Check out the full guide below to find zero-waste stores near you. If your city isn’t listed, look for your nearby co-op or health food store. Most of these offer bulk sections so you can source at least some of your goods without plastic. As consumers, even small waste-free transitions like buying a metal straw or investing in a reusable mask make a difference. Locate a zero-waste store near you and embrace fun and planet-friendly shopping!

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