By Moji Igun Zero waste invites us to be more intentional about the ways we consume. As the movement continues to gain momentum, I want to share 4 common misconceptions.
4 Common Misconceptions about Zero Waste
Blendily is a skincare kitchen based in Portland, Oregon. We got to chat with founder, Ivy Chuang, who was motivated to create Blendily by her daughter’s birth.
Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe serves an entirely vegan menu. They have three locations in Seattle: Greenwood, West Seattle, and Queen Anne. In this conversation with the Greenwood kitchen manager, Careth Wilkinson-Davis, we learn about the cafe’s growth over the years and creative ways to reduce waste in a restaurant.
Scoop Marketplace is a zero waste grocery store in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. You can bring your own containers to purchase bulk dry foods, herbs, spices, personal care products, household products, and more! In this conversation with the owner, Stephanie Lentz, we learn about how she decides which products she sells, her personal definition of sustainability, and what’s coming next for Scoop.
Girlfriend Collective is an activewear brand based in Seattle. We got to learn more about their environmentally and socially responsible initiatives including their new closed loop manufacturing program, ReGirlfriend, in this interview.
Lois Ko is the owner of Sweet Alchemy Ice Creamery which has two locationsin Ballard and the U District in Seattle. In our conversation, she shares her journey from being an ice cream scooper to an ice cream shop owner, how she’s managed to reduce waste in her business, and her advice for other business owners.
Scott Andersen is the Co-founder and Director of Stakeholders Stewardship at Artisan Dental which is located in Madison, Wisconsin. In our conversation, he shares about the decision to get Artisan Dental certified as a B Corp, some examples of the positive environmental impacts of that decision, and his advice for business owners who want to take the first step in becoming more sustainable.
Abena Boamah is the founder of Hanahana Beauty. She shares how she started Hanahana while she was in grad school, what she wishes she knew when she first started her business, and the importance of building a true relationship with the women in Ghana who supply the shea butter for her beauty products.
Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry creates unique pieces from recycled metals and ethically sourced diamonds. Valerie shares how she got started, her inspiration, and the importance of creating everything in her city, Seattle.