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Mason & Greens, the D.C. Area's First Zero-Waste Store

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Did you know that Americans throw away about five pounds of trash per person per day and 12 percent of that is plastics? (Environmental Protection Agency) After learning about the impact of trash on the planet, Justin and Anna Marino opened Mason & Greens, the D.C. area’s first zero-waste store.

The shop is a little bit boutique and organic grocer offering plastic-free dry goods to personal care items and drip-irrigated olive oil – it offers a glimpse into low-waste living.

Despite the challenges of starting a new business during a pandemic, Mason & Greens is growing. They are planning to open a second location in 2021.

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