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Support Your Local Zero Waste Store

Zero waste living has become increasingly popular in recent years, as people look for ways to reduce their environmental impact and live more sustainably. One of the ways that individuals can reduce their waste is by shopping at zero waste stores.

Zero waste stores, also known as package-free or bulk stores, offer an alternative to traditional retail stores by providing consumers with the opportunity to purchase everyday items without the excess packaging and waste. These stores have been popping up all over the United States and have become a valuable resource for those looking to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Luxe Refill - Austin, Texas

Luxe Refill was the answer to a growing frustration over the excessive waste of single-use bath and beauty products that dominate the self-care industry. Visions of over-flowing landfills and polluted oceans at the end of every plastic shampoo or lotion bottle distressed Luxe Refill founder, Cristina Guerra. So, she set out to find a bath and beauty line with sustainable packaging... and found the industry lacking. Already a bulk refill consumer in other areas of her life, she set out to solve the problem of waste in the self-care industry by creating a line of eco-friendly bath and beauty products with 100% sustainable packaging that can be refilled and re-used, rather than thrown away.

SustainLA - Los Angeles, California

Sustain LA is a certified woman-owned and small business social enterprise at the intersection of several industries. They combine best practices and highest and best material use for an integrated approach to zero waste events and living. Their trained and dedicated team will predict your needs and ensure you feel taken care of. Sustain LA launched the first zero waste refill station in Los Angeles and they are dedicated to disrupting the concept of convenience.

The Zeroish Co. - Minneapolis, Minnesota

For those of you in the Twin Cities area, you're in luck! The Zeroish Co. provides hundreds of sustainable everyday household items as well as travel, and beauty products. The mission of this zero waste store is to help to create positive impacts while fitting our unique lifestyles. That's a mission we can get behind. 

Tare Market - Minneapolis, Minnesota

If you haven't guessed, the ECOccasion team is located in Minnesota, so we had to highlight more than one awesome low waste shop here in our home town. 

Tare Market in Minneapolis is another great option to check out. They offer package-free products such as food, household, personal care, and cleaning items. They also encourage customers to bring in their own containers, and also offer a range of reusable containers, bags, and wraps for purchase. Tare Market is also dedicated to sourcing products locally and from sustainable producers.

Zero waste stores like the ones mentioned above offer a sustainable alternative to traditional retail stores. They provide consumers with the opportunity to purchase everyday items without the excess packaging and waste. By shopping at these types of stores, individuals can make a positive impact on the environment and also make more informed choices about the products they purchase.

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