Vending machines and mobile refill units for refilling reusable plastic bottles with staple goods from shampoo to salad dressing in packaging that is designed to be returned, cleaned, and reused. With over 2,000 bodegas in Santiago and plans to expand in the US soon, Algramo, translates to "by the gram", also solves the issue of "poverty tax" where small packages can cost as much as 50% more than the same product in a larger size.
21,000,000 Americans drink water that violates U.S. health standards. Berkey water filter systems are actually water purifiers because they remove bacteria and viruses that conventional filters cannot.
Made from Plant Based (sugar cane) materials instead of fossil fuel.
Send in your used jeans to get transformed into natural cotton fiber insulation, some of which is used to help with building efforts around the country.
We facilitate the sustainable redistribution of healthy food that would otherwise be wasted to low-income communities, by bicycle. We work with communities to facilitate their own food redistribution and create decentralized systems to bypass barriers to food access. Our work envisions a world in which everyone has equitable access to healthy food.
Composting can be time consuming, expensive, and if done incorrectly it can actually produce a lot of methane. If you've got a bit of space in your garden, this video shows how simply burying food scraps can be a quick and simple solution to get rid of waste and improve soil quality too.\n
A Berlin based non-profit developing the local circular economy agenda through research, community-building and practical programmes. Good overview of events and initiatives happening in Berlin.\n
City Harvest is New York City’s largest food rescue organization. They rescue food and deliver it to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens and other community partners.
Donate toys that your children have grown out of instead of throwing them away.
Cracked screens, weak batteries, broken charging ports... We’d like to fix them, but instead we end up buying a new smartphone because repairs are too expensive, difficult or impossible. Reducing the lifespan of a product may drive sales, but this comes at the expense of consumers, workers and the planet. Ask the European Union to give people the Right to Repair by requiring manufacturers to design repairable smartphones and provide spare parts and repair information to all repairers and consumers.\n
FoodCloud is a social enterprise that connects businesses with surplus food to charities in their local communities that need it via a software platform.
An online application to exchange stuffs and food between people. Easily discuss, meet and give a second life to objects and food. The more you give the more people trust you when you want to get something.
Interactive map with over 150 residential Food Scrap Drop-Off sites in NYC.
Buy and sell used furniture to keep it out of landfill. They'll even come and pick it up! _I've used this to get rid of a giant sofa which nobody wanted to buy, it was about to go on the street and they got me a cheque._
A Swedish company that lets restaurants sell surplus food at a lower price. It lets you pay less for food and prevent food waste.
Empowering people to clean the planet. Photograph a piece of litter, tag it, and discard properly. Participate in a challenge and hold wasteful brands accountable.
NoFoodWasted maps products that reach the best before date and shows where and how much you can save. Download the app, select a provider near you and start saving today.
Lars Zimmermann runs Mifactori Design & Activism Studio in Berlin. This website is where he shares content & thoughts on Open Source Circularity. General idea is - open source all products, allowing them to be repaired or repurposed if they break rather than ending up in landfill.\n
OpenStreetMap has the tag zero_waste=* for shops who sell items without packaging.
Zero packaging supermarket in Berlin. Original Unverpackt hat sich als erster Supermarkt weltweit dem Zero-Waste-Lifestyle gewidmet.
Your groceries, delivered without packaging. Pieter Pot delivers your groceries with a cargo bike in beautiful glass jars in The Netherlands. Empty pot? Then we fill it again. This is how we make it fun and easy to do shopping without all those unnecessary (plastic) packaging. That's nice, right?
Helsinki based, making 100% recycled clothing out of waste materials.
Find out where to recycle pretty much anything, including aerosols, old mobile phones, soft plastics, and get advice on how to reduce waste too.
Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). You’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs to clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields. Repair your stuff, or just enjoy a coffee. They're world-wide, and the site is multi-lingual.
They pick up unused, excess food from restaurants, farms, and other food purveyors, and re-purpose it into delicious and nutritious meals for under-served New Yorkers.
Never worry about running out of toilet paper again with Sonny, a sustainable alternative to wipes and paper for better hygiene and a greener planet.
100% Natural Freeze-Dried Fruit Snacks from Spain and Portugal shipped to you. The fruit you’re enjoying would have otherwise gone unused and rotted away on the ground. We also think that the name "Rotten" helps bring attention to the serious issue of food waste. Delicious, healthy, 100% natural, with a long shelf life, our freeze dried fruit snack pouches are ideal for home, work, office, to take to school, camping or just about anywhere. Help reduce food waste. Help small local farmers. 100% compostable packaging, ships with your local postal service because it is the lowest carbon footprint option.
Sell your surplus food, easily and sustainably! Save delicious food and fight food waste. Find your favorite food and go rescue it.
Napkins, carrier bags, salad boxes, sushi trays, cutlery, disposable coffee cups, all made from plants using renewable, lower carbon, recycled or reclaimed materials, and designed to be commercially compostable with food waste, where accepted.
Find the nearest collection points for discarded electrical appliances and energy-efficient light bulbs. This site helps you responsibly recycle, donate, repair, or sell electrical appliances and lights.