Our social enterprise and why we believe Glasgow needs a zero waste shop and how we will bring a zero – minimal waste and minimalist lifestyle
Plastic waste – it’s something that’s been spoken about a lot in the media recently, especially since the airing of Blue Planet II (thank you David Attenborough!). We are now looking at alternatives to plastic production; in biodegradable, edible, degradable, fully recyclable – the list is endless.
Is this the answer though? How well do these alternative plastics work? How do we know people will actually recycle their plastics?
Zero Waste Scotland has said households are throwing away an average of 27kg (4st) of food and drink packaging that could have been put in recycling bins. You can read more here: BBC News, World Environment Day, 5th June 2018
With a grim approach and attitude to recycling alongside seeing food pointlessly wrapped in plastics, we decided to create Society Zero to make sure that people had access to package free produce and products, or that any products and produce we would sell would be environmentally friendly and have a positive outcome on the environment by reducing our landfill contributions. After all, who wants to visit anywhere strewn with waste? We want more people to visit Glasgow and Scotland after all.
We will be opening our zero waste shop as a social enterprise that not only has an environmental aim, but also supports marginalised members of society which you’ll hear more about in updates to come.
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We look forward to hearing from you soon!