From an email:
We are interested in opening a zero waste store in NW DC and are conducting market research in support of the optimal location and the product mix that reflects the needs of the local customers.
This store will be the area’s first dedicated zero waste market. Our idea is to offer a shopping experience similar to the bulk aisle at Mom’s Organic or Whole Foods, but the entire store will be dedicated to this concept.
We will stock package-less, food items for your pantry (non-perishable and non-refrigerated items), cleaning supplies for under your kitchen sink, skin care products for your bathroom, soap and shampoo for your shower shelf and other curated consumer goods that support a healthy, zero waste lifestyle lifestyle.
All products will be offered free of packaging – bring your own containers, or put a deposit on store containers. We’re excited to help our neighborhood reduce waste by offering wholesome, organic and carefully curated goods in a zero-waste store format.
We thank you for your time and welcome any thoughts and suggestions.
If interested in this concept, please follow us on Instagram @greendistrictnow.
Will & Marisa”
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Took a field trip to Mom’s Organic in College Park today to better understand the bring-your-own reusable packaging for different items. We reuse freezer bags about 30-40 times which we found more effective than the purpose built reusable freezer bags. The standard freezer bags also provide a lightweight option for carrying a lot of stuff on your shoulder in an urban, no-car situation. Overall the trip was great! We reloaded on olive oil, peanut butter, rice, quinoa, liquid body soap, all purpose cleaner, black beans, black tea, and pasta. No new packaging was wasted in the creation of this post. College Park is great, but we need this concept in every neighborhood in the District. Now. Let’s make package free shopping walkable, and convenient. #zerowaste, #zerowastelifestyle, #goingzerowaste, #lowwaste, #ecolifestyle, #lowwasteliving, #plasticfree, #plasticfreeliving, #zeroplastic, #zerowasteshopping, #reduceplastic, #nowaste, #zerowastehome, #zerowastekitchen, #glassrecycling, #lowwastetips, #zerowastetips, #ecoliving, #reuse, #dcliving, #greendistrictnow, #notrash, #dcliving, #washingtondc, #notoplastic, #zerowastestore, #zerowastehome, #votewithyourdollar, #zerowastepackaging, #sustainability