Refill Exchange - Zero Waste Grocery Store
Welcome to our blog! Where we discuss details of the zero waste movement, including why single-use plastics are extremely detrimental to our health and the environment.
Refill Exchange is a local zero waste grocery store coming soon to San Diego, California. Our store is a shopping alternative to the wasteful and harmful plastic packaging that is common at other grocery stores. Customers can purchase the amount of product they need, minimizing waste of the product and its packaging. Customers may bring their own containers to weigh and refill, or they may purchase reusable, non-plastic containers in-store or online.
Refill exchange will allow customers to reduce their plastic wastes, reduce their food wastes, and reduce their carbon footprint. Together we can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and work towards reversing the effects of climate change.
Did you know?
Over 90% of plastics are thrown away, NOT recycled, every single year in the United States. This is according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recycling rate from 2018. Yes, we spend time cleaning, storing, and recycling our plastics in good faith but the reality is that the far majority of plastics are not recyclable due to their chemical composition.
According to CalRecycle, only plastics with the code #1 for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), used in water and soda bottles, and #2 high-density polyethylene (HDPE), used in milk jugs and shampoo bottles, are commonly recycled. The other plastic types #3-7 are generally not recycled.
We will provide more detailed information regarding the zero waste movement and what you can do to start your non-plastic lifestyle!
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