If you’ve never tried living waste-free this shop will teach you everything you need to know to start. Lauren Singer—who is known for her blog Trash is for Tossers and has been featured on various new outlets for her mason jar of trash she’s collected over the span of four years—brings this lifestyle to anyone willing to make a difference. Package Free is the first zero-waste pop-up store in NYC and was created by Singer in collaboration with Zero Waste Daniel clothing line Founder, Daniel Silverstein.
The store is designed to help those that are interested in the lifestyle switch experience a simple and easy transition by conveniently selling everything you’ll need in one place. Of course, just because you go to this store doesn’t mean you’ll miraculously get rid of all the waste you produce, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction—toward a lifestyle with at least less waste.
So what do they sell? Sustainable and reusable products that won’t end up in a landfill. This includes: bamboo compostable toothbrushes and toilet paper; dish brushes with replaceable heads made of beechwood; clothing from the Zero Waste Daniel fashion line; refillable dental floss containers with spools of mulberry silk floss; reusable tote bags; cotton cloth towels to replace your paper towel needs; and countless other daily items we tend to trash.
The shop opened in May with the end date set for July 31. However, now that the end of July is approaching, the team is seeking out advice from their many followers on social media to decide whether they should set up shop permanently or stick to the plan of closing. Spoiler: most fans are begging for them to stay put, and Package Free has posted several job openings online. Fingers crossed! NYC can sure use less trash.
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