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We were on a break!

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Hey, We need to talk. Have a seat. (Nothing good ever starts this way, does it?) The last 2 years have been filled with the highest of highs and some pretty darn rough lows. You - the customers - have sustained me during those difficult days of a small business owner. I'm continually inspired by your enthusiasm for better solutions to avoid plastic, your questions and feedback, and the discussions we have all had. The pandemic turned our world upside down in March 2020. Life changed, business evolved. Even more today, people are embracing the inspiration of Zero Waste, but...

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November Business Updates

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First, we are both humbled by and grateful for the outpouring of interest in the zero waste lifestyle, and the faith that our customers have given us in the last 18 months. Unfortunately, in spite of the growth we have seen, this year has come with many constraints that make business increasingly difficult. Our long-term plan has always been a full grocery store with plastic-free options and bulk bins galore, but the current ban on self-serve bulk foods from the County Health Department unfortunately makes that business plan nearly impossible. Due to COVID and all of the Zigs and Zags that we have lived...

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Why we stock the Cora Ball

Posted by Laura Porter on

The Cora Ball is one of our more controversial products, so let me explain my thoughts on this one.  Scientific studies have been conducted, and the Cora Ball has been shown to reduce microfiber shed in the wash by 26%, and then shown to trap 31% of microfibers that are released before they get washed into our waterways. Some say that isn't enough. Some say they don't see microfibers in their Cora Ball. Read on for our thoughts on this product and why we continue to carry it. Natural fibers are best! Plastic clothing should not even be made, in...

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Non-Paper towels

Posted by Laura Porter on

We get a lot of questions about paper towels. When we go through our kitchen and try to remove waste, it's virtually inevitable that we see paper towels. Americans have an obsession with this disposable product, but more and more people are making the shift away from them. Non-paper towels are becoming increasingly common - just like they used to be, and we're excited to stock them now. When we received a cold call to buy them from a wholesaler in Florida, we knew we could do better. So we reached out to Mishka Hands and asked for non-paper towels... and she was...

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Zero Waste Bubble Party!

Posted by Laura Porter on

As the weather got warmer and the kids were going outside, we did a Giant Bubble Challenge in the backyard. Part entertainment, part science experiment, we set out to see how best to make giant bubbles... the zero waste way! The kids grabbed a few kitchen items that we had lying around, and tried different configurations of bubble wands. They tried bending a coat hanger, using chopsticks and twine in various shapes, using straws and string, and even pipe cleaners. We then mixed up a few different solutions to see what worked best. Of course, we started with the old tried-and-true dish...

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