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Zero Waste Canada
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Company NameWebsite addressProvinceCityAddress(es) of store location(s)What is the percentage of loose, unpackaged items at your store (as opposed to wrapped, packaged items)? When goods are about to expire, we Do you sell items in bulk? Soap, ShampooCleaning productsCooking oil, vinegarFresh fruits, vegetablesDried fruits, vegetablesCandy and snacks (no candy-wrapper)Candy and snacks (with candy-wrappers)ChocolateNuts, cereals, grainsFlour, sugar, spices, baking ingredients, baking mixesNoodles, rice, beansJams, peanut butter, and other spreadsMeatFishMilkYoghurtCheeseTea, coffeeBeverages, beverage mixesSupplementsPet foodOtherHow are these bulk items sold? Does your store support BYO (Bring Your Own container)? Does your company charge extra when a customer asks for a single-use item?Do you provide reusable items to your employees?Do your employees use single-use items to perform their job?In the past 24 months, we have... Additional Comments
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sell them at a discount to encourage purchase before expiry.donate them.throw them out.OtherCustomers are required to bring their own containers.Customers are actively encouraged to bring their own containers. Staff members are required to mention the BYO (bring your own) option to customersCustomers can lease/rent containers that they return to our store.Customers can bring their own containers but aren't encouraged to do so.Customers fill single-use containers (e.g. plastic/paper bags).
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Eternal Abundance Organic Market & Cafewww.EternalAbundance.caBCVancouver1025 Commercial Drive, Vancouver , BC V5L 3X1Between 25 and 50%use them in the kitchen to make soups and menu specialsNoYes, we fill customers containers if they ask.NoYesYes...actively (and successfully) negotiated with our supplier(s) to reduce their packaging.We don't have bulk purchasing, but do have a jar deposit program. We package spices, teas, etc., in glass jars and put a $1 deposit on the jar. Once they're done with the jar customers can return the jar and get their $1 back, then we clean and eventually refill the jar with spices/teas.
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For Good Measurewww.forgoodmeasure.caBCVictoria3831 Cadboro Bay Rd. Victoria BC V8N 4G1Between 75% and 100%YesYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.NoYesYes none of the above
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IGA Gibsons and Wilson Creekigabc.comBCGibsons1100 Gibsons Way, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V1Less than 25%YesYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.YesNo, but they can bring their own.YesWe discontinued single use plastic bags at our checkouts.We discontinued single use plastic at our checkouts, provided over 10,000 free reusable bags to our customers over the past 5 years. We encourage customers to bring their own containers to our Seafood and Deli departments. We now have a paper option in our bulk foods department. Our food waste goes to the food bank, pig farmers, and also goes to a chef who creates soups and dressings for purchase in our stores.
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IGA Gibsons and Wilson Creekigabc.comBCSechelt4330 Highway 101, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0Less than 25%YesYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.YesNo, but they can bring their own.YesWe discontinued single use plastic bags at our checkouts.We discontinued single use plastic at our checkouts, provided over 10,000 free reusable bags to our customers over the past 5 years. We encourage customers to bring their own containers to our Seafood and Deli departments. We now have a paper option in our bulk foods department. Our food waste goes to the food bank, pig farmers, and also goes to a chef who creates soups and dressings for purchase in our stores.
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Nadawww.nadagrocery.comBCVancouver675 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1X7Between 75% and 100%Use them in our cafeYesBread, baked goods, frozen & refrigerated items, condimentsYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.NoYesNoAll of the aboveQuestion re: do we charge for single-use items does not apply as we don't have them
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Nezza Naturalswww.nezzanaturals.comBCVictoria587 Johnson St., Victoria, BC V8W 1M2Less than 25%YesYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.YesYesNo...actively (and successfully) negotiated with our supplier(s) to reduce their packaging.
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Port Moody Refilleryportmoodyrefillery.comBCPort Moody229 Newport Drive, Port Moody, BC V3H 5C9Between 50 and 75%YesYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.NoYesNo...actively (and successfully) negotiated with our supplier(s) to reduce their packaging.
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Second Nature Home Boutiquewww.secondnaturehome.caBCVancouver3565 Commercial Street, Vancouver, BC V5N 4E8Between 75% and 100%Yes
Organic deodorants, body scrubs, bath salts, facial cleanser, body lotions, baby wash, bubble baths, organic nail polish remover, hand cleaner, drinking straws, linen & natural textiles, foodsafe wood conditioner, beeswax, candles, home decor, art, pottery, wooden wares, local handmade jewelry, biodegradable tableware, zerowaste food bags, lunch kits, beeswax food wraps
Yes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.YesYesNoAll of the above, and negotiated with suppliers to collect and reuse bulk containers
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WabiSabiCollective BCGibsons104-875 Gibsons Way, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V9Between 75% and 100%We haven’t had this issue yetYesSalts, clays, carrier oilsYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.NoYesNo...discontinued items/brands that over-package.
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West Coast Refillwww.westcoastrefill.comBCVictoria1319 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2A8Between 75% and 100%We focus on home and body care products and as a result our items have a very long shelf lifeYes
Clays, Epsom salts, cocoa butter, Shea butter, activated charcoal, dried flower petals, bath bombs, bath soaks, beeswax, and other raw ingredients
Yes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.YesYesNo...consciously switched to a supplier that uses less packaging.
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Zero Waste Emporiumwww.zerowasteemporium.comBCVictoria1728 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2G7Between 75% and 100%Give them away for free to a good home :)Yes
Tofu, vegan cheeses, vegan burgers/bangers/taco stuffer, nut mylks on tap, frozen fruit & vegetables
Yes, we fill customers containers if they ask.NoYesNoall of the above!We have a "take a jar, leave a jar" system - customers bring extra containers they have at home instead of recycling them, we clean and sanitize them and they are free to use.
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Frescolio Fine Oil + Vinegar Tasting Barwww.frescolio.caMBWinnipeg2-929 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2J 2T7Between 75% and 100%YesNoNoYesNoOur main supplier of EVOO and balsamic vinegar uses minimal packaging, and 100% of the packaging they send our product in is recycled when we're done with it.We are an olive-oil and balsamic vinegar tasting bar, and we've made a conscious decision to use stainless steel tasting cups which we wash, instead of single-use plastic tasting cups. We also have a bottle re-use program, our customers purchase our products in glass bottles, which they can then bring back into the store. They receive $0.75 back per bottle, and then we wash and re-use the bottle in the store.
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Frescolio Fine Oil + Vinegar Tasting Barwww.frescolio.caMBWinnipeg5-1604 St Mary's Rd, Winnipeg, MB R2M 3W5Between 75% and 100%YesNoNoYesNoOur main supplier of EVOO and balsamic vinegar uses minimal packaging, and 100% of the packaging they send our product in is recycled when we're done with it.We are an olive-oil and balsamic vinegar tasting bar, and we've made a conscious decision to use stainless steel tasting cups which we wash, instead of single-use plastic tasting cups. We also have a bottle re-use program, our customers purchase our products in glass bottles, which they can then bring back into the store. They receive $0.75 back per bottle, and then we wash and re-use the bottle in the store.
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Frescolio Fine Oil + Vinegar Tasting Barwww.frescolio.caMBWinnipeg1-1530 Regent Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2C 4J5Between 75% and 100%YesNoNoYesNoOur main supplier of EVOO and balsamic vinegar uses minimal packaging, and 100% of the packaging they send our product in is recycled when we're done with it.We are an olive-oil and balsamic vinegar tasting bar, and we've made a conscious decision to use stainless steel tasting cups which we wash, instead of single-use plastic tasting cups. We also have a bottle re-use program, our customers purchase our products in glass bottles, which they can then bring back into the store. They receive $0.75 back per bottle, and then we wash and re-use the bottle in the store.
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Generation Green in The Exchangewww.generationgreenwpg.comMBWinnipeg100-4336 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1B3Between 25 and 50%YesYes, we fill customers containers if they ask.NoYesNo...actively (and successfully) negotiated with our supplier(s) to reduce their packaging.
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Ragpickers Antifashion Emporium www.ragpickers.comMBWinnipeg92 Gomez St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0G6Between 75% and 100%Offer alternate uses in concert with creative discountingYesClothing and fabric Yes, we fill customers containers if they ask.YesYesNo...consciously switched to a supplier that uses less packaging.Our store utilizes Car Coop and bicycle courier for pick up and delivery and has done so for over 10 years. We also offer the service of assistance in downsizing household items, and offer diversion from landfill options daily by phone calls and online inquiry at no charge.
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Nurtured Products for Parentingwww.nurtured.caNSHalifax2543 Agricola St., Halifax, NS B3K 4C4Between 50 and 75%The majority of our goods do not have a shelf lifeNoYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.NoYesNo...actively (and successfully) negotiated with our supplier(s) to reduce their packaging.Receipt paper can be a big waste; going BPA free was something we did 9 years; moving to emailed receipts 5 years ago.
Asking suppliers to not send hangers with clothing.
Reusing boxes for shipping parcels
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Organic Earth Marketwww.organicearthmarket.comNSHalifax6487 Quinpool Rd, Halifax, NS B3L 1B1Between 25 and 50%YesYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.YesYesYes...discontinued items/brands that over-package.
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The Tare Shopthetareshop.comNSHalifax5539 Cornwallis St, Halifax, NS B3K 1B3Between 75% and 100%YesYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.NoYesNo...consciously switched to a supplier that uses less packaging.
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eco+amourwww.ecoandamour.comONScarboroughB106 - 30 Bertrand Ave, Scarborough, ON M1L 2P5Between 50 and 75%We have not come across this yet, but we would either sell at a discount, donate, or keep for ourselvesYesSkin Care, Bath Care, Self-Care, raw ingredients to make your own cosmeticsYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.NoYesNoWe haven't come across over-packaging yet, luckily!We ask and encourage customers to bring in their containers, but we also have some clean, pre-used containers at the shop for free + some new ones for sale. We will be introducing a jar rental program soon as well.
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Essence of Lifewww.essenceoflifeorganics.comONToronto50 Kensington Ave. Toronto, ON M5T 2K1Between 25 and 50%YesYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.YesYesNo...consciously switched to a supplier that uses less packaging.
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Green & Frugalwww.greenandfrugal.comONToronto2432 Kingston Road, Toronto, ON M1N 1V3Between 50 and 75%For the most part we haven't run into this problem since we make all of our products fresh in small batchesYes
Cosmetic ingredients (plant oils, butters, clays, witch hazel, salts, etc., so customer can make their own products), essential oils, household items (straws, bulk bags, toothbrushes), skincare, personal care (toothpaste, deodorant, lip balm, etc)
Yes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.NoYesNo...actively (and successfully) negotiated with our supplier(s) to reduce their packaging.Our goal is to offer sustainable living supplies at an affordable price to make this lifestyle more accessible. To reduce our overall waste, we make our products mainly in-house in stainless steel bowls and directly pour into glass, so no plastic bulk containers are used in the making of Green & Frugal bulk branded items (many skincare/cleaning supply refill stations offer ready-made products in plastic jugs). In addition, to reduce shipping waste, we ship out our products using reused shipping material. Finally, we offer free delivery in Toronto to people who don't have access to reach our store, so they can take part in zero-waste initiatives - ie. we pour our products directly into their container at their home.
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Karma Co-operative Incwww.karmacoop.orgONToronto739 Palmerston Ave, Toronto, ON M6G 2R3Between 25 and 50%compost in our on site vermicost system or share with staff and members Last resort is throwing awayYesWe sell milk and yogurt in glass jars that have a deposit return program with the suppliers.Yes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.YesYesYes...actively (and successfully) negotiated with our supplier(s) to reduce their packaging.We always strive to reduce waste at the customer level and store level. Receipts are only printed if requested; we return many of our bulk packaging back to suppliers or save them for member/staff/store use before recycling; we have an active vermicompost system to divert some of our organic waste - sharing the harvested compost with our members and neighbours; we have a take one/leave one section of our store where shoppers can get a pre-loved container to package their bulk items instead of grabbing for a new, single use item; we also purchase items in bulk for store use, so all of our cleaning products and coffee and tea supplies are for the store are package free. :)
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Nakedwww.nakedzerowaste.comONLondon211 King St, London, ON N6A 1C9Between 75% and 100%YesYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.NoYesNo...consciously switched to a supplier that uses less packaging.
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NU Grocerynugrocery.comONOttawa1130 Wellington Street West, Unit 2, Ottawa, K1Y1P1Between 75% and 100%If rotten, we compost them so organic waste doesn't end up in a landfillYesYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.NoYesYes...actively (and successfully) negotiated with our supplier(s) to reduce their packaging.
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Organic Garagewww.organicgarage.comONThornhill8020 Bathurst St, Thornhill, ON L4J 0B8Less than 25%YesYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.NoNo, but they can bring their own.Yes...consciously switched to a supplier that uses less packaging.
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Organic Garagewww.organicgarage.comONOakville579 Kerr Street, Oakville, ON L6K 3E1Less than 25%YesYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.NoNo, but they can bring their own.Yes...consciously switched to a supplier that uses less packaging.
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Organic Garagewww.organicgarage.comONToronto43 Junction Road, Toronto, ON M6N 1B5Less than 25%YesYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.NoNo, but they can bring their own.Yes...consciously switched to a supplier that uses less packaging.
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Organic Garagewww.organicgarage.comONToronto42 Hanna Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 1X1Less than 25%YesYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.NoNo, but they can bring their own.Yes...consciously switched to a supplier that uses less packaging.
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Saponettisaponetti.caONToronto615c Brock Avenue, Toronto, ON M6H 3P1Between 50 and 75%YesPersonal care productsYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.NoYesYes...actively (and successfully) negotiated with our supplier(s) to reduce their packaging.
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Au royaume du vracQC
Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
1441 Rue de Montarville, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC J3V 3T6Between 75% and 100%YesYes, we fill customers containers if they ask.NoYesYes...consciously switched to a supplier that uses less packaging.
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Bidon Rempli Inc. https://www.aubidonrempli.comQCLévis5731 Rue St-Louis suite 100, Lévis, QC G6 V4E2Between 75% and 100%YesYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.YesYesNoAs a new company, we focus on bulk, deposits as well as recyclable packaging.
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Biothentiquehttps://www.biothentique.caQCMontreal4563 rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montreal, QC H1V 1Y8Between 75% and 100%YesYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.YesYesNo...discontinued items/brands that over-package.I have selected not for single-use items during preparation, but it may happen that we use gloves that we cannot reuse to limit the risk of allergen contamination (e. g. to serve mustard, peanut butters, etc.)
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Boutique écolo Lavallée verte incQCCandiac85 Chemin Saint-François-Xavier, Candiac, QC J5R 4V4Between 25 and 50%YesKombuchaYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.NoYesNo...actively (and successfully) negotiated with our supplier(s) to reduce their packaging.
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Boutique Tamtamhttps://www.tamtamboutique.caQCSaint-Jean-sur-Richelieu47 Boulevard Saint-Luc, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J2W 1E3Between 25 and 50%YesYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.NoYesNo...actively (and successfully) negotiated with our supplier(s) to reduce their packaging.
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Coco & Calendulahttps://coopcoco.caQCMontréalCoop Coco - 273 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montréal, QC H2S 1L4Less than 25%This happens very rarely with the products we sell, but if it does happen, we redistribute them internally or donate themYesIngredients to make your own cosmeticsYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.YesNo, but they can bring their own.Yes...actively (and successfully) negotiated with our supplier(s) to reduce their packaging.
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Coopérative La Mannehttp://www.cooplamanne.comQCVictoriaville194 Notre-Dame Est, Victoriaville, QC G6P 4A1Less than 25%use them in our restaurantYesEggsYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.YesYesNo...actively (and successfully) negotiated with our supplier(s) to reduce their packaging.
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Éco-boutique Un Monde à viehttps://www.mondeavie.caQCMascouche1075 Montée Masson, Mascouche, QC J7K 2M1Less than 25%YesYes, we fill customers containers if they ask.NoYesNo...discontinued items/brands that over-package.
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ENCORE ECO INChttp://www.encoreco.caQCSaint-Jérôme912 Montée Sainte-Thérèse, Saint-Jérôme, QC J5L 2L1Between 50 and 75%YesYes, we fill customers containers if they ask.NoYesNo...actively (and successfully) negotiated with our supplier(s) to reduce their packaging.
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Épicerie Coup de PousseQCBoucherville638 Boul Marie-Victorin, Boucherville, QC J4B 1X8Between 75% and 100%YesYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.YesYesNo...discontinued items/brands that over-package.
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Épicerie Grano-vrac et délicesQCSainte-Thècle100 rue masson, Sainte-Thècle, QC G0X 3G0Between 75% and 100%YesAliksir Essential OilYes, we actively encourage customers to bring their own.NoYesNo...consciously switched to a supplier that uses less packaging.
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Épicerie les petites BonnevilleQCSaint-Jean-sur-Richelieu226 rue Champlain, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J3B 6V8Less than 25%YesKombucha