New app provides mobile access to zero waste shopping
All orders are carbon neutral and packaging is compostable and recyclable
Spotted: Sustainable consumption platform ZeroWasteStore (ZWS) recently introduced its new app in time for holiday shopping. Available for free on Google Play and the App Store, the ZWS app brings more than 200 brands to consumers around the world. All products sold by the store are reviewed for their sustainability, and the business itself is a member of 1% For The Planet.
All packaging is home compostable or recyclable, and users can browse by preferences that include vegan, organic, circular and plastic free. As well as convenience, other benefits of the app include special offers and discounts.
Carbon offsetting provides a carbon neutral shipping option, and in May 2021, the company launched its own range of t-shirts. By June 2021, after three years of operation, the business had donated more than €13,000 to a range of non-profit organisations.
Making consumption add to the greater good is an idea growing in popularity, particularly as the means of doing so become easier to find and quicker to get involved with. Innovations featured recently by Springwise that are contributing to this change include a pair of sensors that encourage shorter showers and detect toilet leaks, as well as a new type of packaging that makes it easier to use the entirety of the product.
Written by: Keely Khoury
30th November 2021