Frequently asked questions
What is zero waste culture?
Zero waste is a philosophy based on reducing waste. It focuses on reducing packing, reusing products and finding opportunities to increasing the lifecycle of items that are destined for the landfill.
Why zero waste?
Our world is in peril. And we have a short period of time to make the radical changes needed to save the earth. The United Nations punished Agenda 2030 in 2017 which had 17 Sustainable Development Goals at its heart. #12 calls on the global community to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
What type of products do you sell online?
When the zero waste store has opened all non-perishable items will be available for online purchase and delivery. Online ordering for local delivery is part of the growth strategy to help improve accessibility to a larger part of the community.
What type of products do you sell at the store?
The zero waste refillery has a mix of bulk food (dry + wet) along with cleaning and beauty products.
Can I bring my own jars?
Yes please! And if you forget, don't worry we gotchu! We have new ones to purchase, used ones to put a deposit on or a free community bin too.
Where do the products come from?
Our first objective is to source locally within a 100miles and then within British Columbia. We try to keep the mileage between our products and their origin short but we also want to provide affordable options, so we are often doing a dance. If we can't source within the province we focus on supporting Canadian brands first.