Zero Waste Retail

Small retailers build businesses processes around waste reduction

Implications - Small retailers are taking advantage of the more flexible nature of their work by creating business processes that minimize and repurpose waste. This shift serves two purposes – it gives the retailers in question leverage over larger and more financially secure corporations, while offering consumers more incentive to shop local.
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Zero Waste Pop-Up Shops - NYC's Package Free Shop Offers Products That Minimize Waste
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This Year and Hot 10,041 Clicks Pub: May 13, 17
Zero Waste Pop-Up Shops
NYC's Package Free Shop Offers Products That Minimize Waste
The ‘Package Free’ shop was recently opened as an online shop and pop-up store destination in New York City that offers a variety of zero waste goods without packaging. Like many other... [More]
Package-Free Eco Stores - 'Unpacked Halifax' is Canada's First Zero Waste Store on the East Coast
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Warm 2,912 Clicks Pub: Jan 18, 17
Package-Free Eco Stores
'Unpacked Halifax' is Canada's First Zero Waste Store on the East Coast
As of May 2017, ‘Unpacked Halifax’ will be the first zero waste store to be introduced to Canada’s East Coast. The business plans to offer a range of package-free food, home and... [More]
Zero Waste Cafes - 'Silo' is a Brighton Cafe That Uses Package-Free Produce and Beans
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Warm 2,786 Clicks Pub: Jun 3, 16
Zero Waste Cafes
'Silo' is a Brighton Cafe That Uses Package-Free Produce and Beans
‘Silo’ is the name of a Brighton cafe from chef and owner Douglas McMaster that is extremely thoughtful when it comes to preparing and serving drinks. At Silo, all produce comes into... [More]
Sustainability-Focused Salons - Ralph & Rice Refills Shampoo and Conditioner Products at a Discount
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This Quarter and Hot 613 Clicks Pub: Feb 9, 18
Sustainability-Focused Salons
Ralph & Rice Refills Shampoo and Conditioner Products at a Discount
While many hair salons are focused on selling the hair products that they stock, Ralph & Rice is a forward-thinking sustainable salon that sets itself apart by encouraging product refills.... [More]
3D Printed Store Interiors - Bottletop's New Store Was Made Using 60,000 Plastic Bottles
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This Quarter and Hot 1,044 Clicks Pub: Jan 11, 18
3D Printed Store Interiors
Bottletop's New Store Was Made Using 60,000 Plastic Bottles
Bottletop, a UK-based retail store, is demonstrating its commitment to zero waste by announcing that its new flagship store in London will feature a 3D printed store interior and made from 60, 000... [More]
Package-Free Lifestyle Shops - The Package Free Shop Features Eco-Friendly Products
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This Year and Warm 790 Clicks Pub: Oct 31, 17
Package-Free Lifestyle Shops
The Package Free Shop Features Eco-Friendly Products
The Package Free Shop started as a pop-up test run, and is now a full-blown retail space that offers eco-friendly products for environmentally conscious consumers. The store is owned by the... [More]
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