Zero Waste Groceries From Your Favourite Local Vendors
We have selected the very best in waste free groceries that our cities have to offer. Locally produced whenever possible and sustainably sourced, we avoid any brands with large parent companies who make the biggest contribution to our world's plastic problem. Our vendors either already had fantastic zero waste options or were more than willing to work with us to make their products waste free.
The majority of our products are either sent out in reusable and returnable jars, packed in compostable wax free butcher wrap or in recycled paper bags. A small number of items unavailable in bulk are delivered in recyclable containers and nothing needs to end up in the trash.
HOW TO ORDER
Delivery to Kitchener & Waterloo on Wednesdays; Guelph on Thursdays; and Cambridge & Hamilton on Fridays.
What does zero waste mean?
Zero waste and the zero waste movement are about changing the way we consume and dispose.
Zero waste means avoiding single use plastics and packaging.
It means not only avoiding the trash can, but avoiding recycling wherever possible, through a more sustainable system of reuse.
It also means minimizing the other ways we waste by eliminating food waste, avoiding fast fashion, and being conscious of where our goods come from.
It means a lot of things to a lot of people, but at its core, the concept of zero waste works to change an outdated system that is leading to a world of plastics in our oceans, and overflowing landfills.
How can I make an impact?
The concept of zero waste, and moving towards a zero waste lifestyle can be intimidating – but it doesn’t need to be as complicated as it seems. Any steps we take towards a more socially and environmentally conscious lifestyle – regardless of how big or small they may be – are a good step.
There are socioeconomic factors that mean many of us can’t make the choices we would like to, but not being able to afford a fully zero waste life doesn’t make our choices any less important or impactful.
Doing your best to reduce your consumption wherever you can is what really matters. Collectively, these small steps make a difference. Zerocery intends to make this more accessible and affordable for our customers.