Vending machines and mobile refill units for refilling reusable plastic bottles with staple goods from shampoo to salad dressing in packaging that is designed to be returned, cleaned, and reused. With over 2,000 bodegas in Santiago and plans to expand in the US soon, Algramo, translates to "by the gram", also solves the issue of "poverty tax" where small packages can cost as much as 50% more than the same product in a larger size.
Send in your used jeans to get transformed into natural cotton fiber insulation, some of which is used to help with building efforts around the country.
A Berlin based non-profit developing the local circular economy agenda through research, community-building and practical programmes. Good overview of events and initiatives happening in Berlin.
City Harvest is New York City’s largest food rescue organization. They rescue food and deliver it to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens and other community partners.
Tunisian second hand clothes marketplace.
Donate toys that your children have grown out of instead of throwing them away.
An online application to exchange stuffs and food between people. Easily discuss, meet and give a second life to objects and food. The more you give the more people trust you when you want to get something.
Nobody needs another corporate logo stress ball or other pointless swag. Convince your company to skip the nonsense and donate to something worthwhile - like their Offset Earth business account!
Interactive map with over 150 residential Food Scrap Drop-Off sites in NYC.
Buy and sell used furniture to keep it out of landfill. They'll even come and pick it up! I've used this to get rid of a giant sofa which nobody wanted to buy, it was about to go on the street and they got me a cheque.
A Swedish company that lets restaurants sell surplus food at a lower price. It lets you pay less for food and prevent food waste.
Empowering people to clean the planet. Photograph a piece of litter, tag it, and discard properly. Participate in a challenge and hold wasteful brands accountable.
Lars Zimmermann runs Mifactori Design & Activism Studio in Berlin. This website is where he shares content & thoughts on Open Source Circularity. General idea is - open source all products, allowing them to be repaired or repurposed if they break rather than ending up in landfill.
OpenStreetMap has the tag zero_waste=* for shops who sell items without packaging.
Zero packaging supermarket in Berlin. Original Unverpackt hat sich als erster Supermarkt weltweit dem Zero-Waste-Lifestyle gewidmet.
Your groceries, delivered without packaging. Pieter Pot delivers your groceries with a cargo bike in beautiful glass jars in The Netherlands. Empty pot? Then we fill it again. This is how we make it fun and easy to do shopping without all those unnecessary (plastic) packaging. That's nice, right?
Helsinki based, making 100% recycled clothing out of waste materials.
Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). You’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs to clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields. Repair your stuff, or just enjoy a coffee. They're world-wide, and the site is multi-lingual.
They pick up unused, excess food from restaurants, farms, and other food purveyors, and re-purpose it into delicious and nutritious meals for under-served New Yorkers.
The use of bamboo significantly reduces deforestation. According to the EPA, one hardwood tree produces approximately 45 kg of toilet paper and about 83 million toilet rolls are produced every day. Bamboo toilet paper production requires less energy, one-fifth of the water, produces considerably more fiber on less land area, generates 30-35% more oxygen than other plants and trees, and it reduces the amount of carbon dioxide by about the same amount. In addition, the production process requires that water and other materials are collected, reused and recycled. Finally, we invest 25% of our profits to stop deforestation and global warming.
100% Natural Freeze-Dried Fruit Snacks from Spain and Portugal shipped to you. The fruit you’re enjoying would have otherwise gone unused and rotted away on the ground. We also think that the name "Rotten" helps bring attention to the serious issue of food waste. Delicious, healthy, 100% natural, with a long shelf life, our freeze dried fruit snack pouches are ideal for home, work, office, to take to school, camping or just about anywhere. Help reduce food waste. Help small local farmers. We use 100% compostable packaging and ship with your local postal service because it is the lowest carbon footprint option. But reducing carbon emissions is not enough, and we plant trees to compensate for our CO2 emissions.
Second hand clothes, up-cycled to avoid the electricity, carbon, etc waste of making new clothes, and keeping them from a landfill. Women and kids but nothing for men.
Sell your surplus food, easily and sustainably! Save delicious food and fight food waste. Find your favorite food and go rescue it.
Napkins, carrier bags, salad boxes,sushi trays, cutlery, disposable coffee cups, all made from plants using renewable, lower carbon, recycled or reclaimed materials, and designed to be commercially compostable with food waste, where accepted.
Find the nearest collection points for discarded electrical appliances and energy-efficient light bulbs. This site helps you responsibly recycle, donate, repair, or sell electrical appliances and lights.