Going Zero Waste
I bet you have heard of people going zero waste already. It means, reducing waste in our daily to the mere minimum and changing our habits along the way.
Some of these things are hard to apply in Tokyo, where packaging is a statement, a service and bulk shops are not so reputed yet. However, there are a few steps you can apply to initiate this movement such as:
Bring your own shopping
Refuse plastic wrapping of food and bags
Buy bulk when every possible
use refill containers to bring food from the grocer to your home
Why? Because plastic is simply one of the most polluting products on earth. It not bio degradable, it causes devastation when washed out into the rivers and oceans, and it is found in fish we eat. 60% of the current plastic waste in the oceans come from only five countries in Asia that use a lot of plastic in their daily life (China, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand) making up to 8 tons of plastic dumped into the ocean a year!
For this simple reason, I try to offer products in my shop which are not wrapped in unnecessary packaging, which are recyclable or refillable for your health and sustainability. A useful selection for urban conscious consumers or simply, for people like you who care.