Where to Shop

This is a funny one because shopping and zero waste do not normally go hand in hand, but of course we have to eat.

Online directory and app:

Fair Food Forager – lists takeaway, cafe’s, restaurants and you can add your favourite locations to help others find businesses who are trying to operate more sustainably. You can download the app on your iphone here

If you’re in Melbourne than check out this list form the Rouge Ginger

For those in the Gippsland region than check out this list from Gippsland Unwrapped

When is comes to ‘stuff’, prior to purchasing ANYTHING it’s really important to ask the question: Do I need it?… then after some time and much consideration ask ? Do I really need it?

If you can get what you need second hand you’ll not only save dollars, but also the planet, because there is no point buying something while someone throws the equivalent out to landfill. Clothing, kitchenware, toys and anything really. The obvious is gumtree, op shops, 2nd hand markets etc. Or maybe you could repair or ‘upcycle’ to get what you need or want. But if not there are some stores that try to sell products that are more sustainable or “Zero Waste” alternatives:

Melbourne Stores:

Hurstbridge: https://www.goinggreensolutions.com.au/

Northcote: http://enviroshop.com.au/

Online Stores: 
Biome  http://www.biome.com.au/

Life Without Plastic https://www.lifewithoutplastic.com/store/

Flora and Fauna https://www.floraandfauna.com.au

Bulk Food Stores:

Download the bulk food app available at http://zerowastehome.com/app/

Rescued / Donated Food:

The Inconvenience Store / Food Without Borders, Thornbury, https://www.lentilasanything.com/the-inconvenience-store/

Bring Me Home app, https://www.bringmehome.com.au/