Here’s something we are really excited about – a zero-waste market in DENVER!
ZERO market aims to offer its customers a resource for ecologically and ethically sound groceries, produce, beauty, body and household products in bulk and without packaging. Packaging is the number one and fastest growing category of solid waste. More than 30% of municipal solid waste is packaging, 40% of which is plastic that is not or can not be recycled (Source). With this in mind, it makes perfect sense to remove this part of the waste stream a the source – the market.
Currently seeking funding on indiegogo, ZERO market is hoping to open its doors by the end of 2014. If this is something you would like to see happen – even if you’re not in Denver, helping a project like this get off the ground will enable other places to start the conversation and, potentially, see similar markets crop up in other areas.