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Zero Waste Resources

What is zero waste?

Zero waste, as commonly known and defined by the Zero Waste International Alliance, is the conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of products, packaging, and materials without burning and with no discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health.

How is Refill Exchange a zero waste store?

We strive to provide sustainable products made of materials that easily biodegrade or that can be composted at the end of life. Some products may end up in a landfill but when made of natural, sustainable materials, they will break down quickly without leaving toxic chemicals behind. Our goal is to provide sustainable products enabling customers to reduce their plastic waste, overall waste, and their environmental footprint. 

Why are plastics bad?

Plastics are made from fossil fuels and a mix of many, sometimes hundreds of different chemicals, all of which are toxic to humans and the environment. The waste streams from the production of plastic as well as the physical plastic itself, are responsible for contributing to climate change and causing a myriad of human health diseases including breast and prostate cancer, male and female infertility, and metabolic disorders including polycystic ovary syndrome, just to name a few. Check out our Blog and the Helpful Websites below to learn more.

Helpful Websites