As attention turns to the Cop26 summit and the climate crisis this week, we’re contemplating ways in which to consume more consciously. To help, we're sharing our favourite refill stations. Next up, New York City.
Package Free Shop
Package Free is on a mission to make the world less trashy. They source products from individuals and brands with missions to create a positive environmental impact.
Precycle exists to empower customers to reduce their environmental impact by reducing food and packaging waste. They believe that "every customer has the right to know where their food originates and to be given the choice of reusable instead of disposable." In other words, full transparency.
Planted is a cafe and low‑waste market in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn that puts vegan, whole foods, health and the environment above all else. They have formed relationships with local makers and growers in order to offer you a quality plant‑based menu that rotates with the seasons.
Earth & Me
Founder Kayli Kunkel started Earth & Me because "sustainability, quality, and affordability shouldn't be mutually exclusive." Having been laid off from her full‑time desk job last June, she saw an opportunity to buy from small‑batch makers in bulk quantities, reducing prices and packaging, and sell them to her community.