By now, you might have noticed that your local grocery store may carry zero waste products such as wooden dish brushes and solid shampoo, but did you know that a few businesses in Portland have made it their mission to curate a selection of plastic-free zero waste essentials? And that some of them will provide a contact-free shopping experience and local deliveries?
Here are four (women-owned) Zero Waste Essential Stores based out of Portland that would definitely need your support during the pandemic (and beyond):
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1. Utility Zero Waste
UTILITY is Portland's first zero-waste inspired refill shop with a mission to help you go plastic free. They offer home and personal care products in bulk, refills, and sell durable plastic-free goods for less wasteful living.
UTILITY operates as a pop-up shop and online store in Portland, OR.
Come to a pop-up and fill your containers or order products/refills online and choose pick up or delivery (in PDX only).
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2. The Refill Center
The Refill Center wants to close that “inconvenience gap” and make it as easy as possible to fill (pun intended) your needs for household cleaners, personal hygiene items, and many other products that otherwise would contribute massive amounts of waste. They will even deliver it to you and pick-up empties in the Portland area!
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3. Simple Sundries
Simple Sundries is a home delivery mason jar refill service, kinda like the milkman. The offer waste-free kitchen & bath products in East Portland. Shop
online or at the refill window.
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4. Good Intent
Good Intent's mission is to provide the resources and support to demonstrate that low waste living is for everyone, regardless of your age, culture, or socioeconomic status. They want to expand the reach of low waste resources and make alternatives to single-use plastics and everyday disposables more accessible both geographically and economically. They also hope to show that reducing your personal trash output isn’t just better for the environment, it’s also a more practical and more fulfilling way of life.
Shop online at Good Intent.
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5. Null Refillery
A neighborhood refill store and delivery service for affordable eco-friendly home and natural body supplies. Reduce single use plastics by refilling your own container.
This post is not sponsored.
Don't forget to check out my Portland Zero Waste Guide to find all you need for a low waste life.