A store in Northern Virginia is embracing zero-waste and is passing those values onto its customers with its business model.

April 4, 2024

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A store in Northern Virginia is embracing zero-waste and is passing those values onto its customers with its business model.

Trace – The Zero Waste store, located in Vienna, Virginia, is inspiring its customers to embrace the zero-waste lifestyle to get ahead of the ongoing plastic waste issue.

“We are the only full-service bulk, refill, and zero waste store in Fairfax County,” said Mala Persaud, the store’s owner. “What we’re trying to do is help people get in front of the plastic pollution problem.”

The store offers all sorts of different goods and food, such as soap, oatmeal, rice, dried fruits, pasta, spices, and more. Customers simply bring in their containers and dispense items that they want. After which, they weigh their selections and pay for it without plastic ever getting in the way.

“So much single-use packaging ends up in the recycling,” Persaud said. “A lot of single-use packaging is not recyclable, so we’re kind of throwing it away and hoping for the best.”

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