Since May, zero waste enthusiasts Lauren Singer & Daniel Silverstein have been helping New Yorkers transition to a low waste lifestyle with a pop up shop and now they are here to stay! So we wanted to make sure you knew about it and the 5 things we think you’ll love.
Lauren Singer is the voice behind Trash is for Tossers. She is a zero waste pro - having spoken on the TED stage and hosts a very popular YouTube channel that’ll make you feel like you could be best friends. Our favorite thing about her is she provides easy information and resources to not only transition to a low waste lifestyle but to do so with higher quality, feel good products you will love to use and look at.
Daniel Silverstein is an expert on zero waste design and also the founder of Zero Waste Daniel, a label that makes its garments from textile waste in the industry. YAS to that.
Their joint venture, aptly named Package Free, has been a great success, and by no surprise, calls Brooklyn home. They boast fantastic home beauty products that you can come and fill up with your own containers, and products made of natural ingredients, and products meant to use on repeat.
1 | Natural Deodorant
We are actually going to start with our latest obsession. Tired of yellow stains on your favorite white tops? Turns out it’s not your fault - it’s the aluminum in your deodorant. That was reason enough for us to make the shift, not to mention the chemicals in big brand deodorant have been linked to cancer and Alzheimer's. Yikes.
2 | Grocery Bag
This is the bag everyone is carrying around and how much better is it than those gross green plastic produce bags? Be chic to save the planet.
3 | Mediterranean Towels
We love a good Turkish towel. They are lighter weight and far more absorbent and here in NYC we are all about efficiency and space saving - especially when it looks this good.
4 | Unpaper Towels
Let’s face it, life gets messy. Do you ever get sick of how many paper towels you go through to clean it up? We love these washable unpaper towels to get the job done.
5 | To Go Utensils
NYC is big on delivery, it’s a city full of people who don’t know how to cook but are food snobs. But whether you pack your own lunch or opt for seamless, use your own to go utensils to get the job done. Because who really enjoys eating off of flimsy plasticware anyways?
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