There’s a semi local zero-waste grocery store that I have been interested in trying out. Its about 12 km away. I have no real reason to be in that part of the neighbouring city … so I don’t feel quite so zero-waste driving there just to check it out.
So the husband did the next best thing.
He tried looking up the store’s offerings online.
They showed some of the household goods and gift items that they sold. I understand, it’s kind of hard and maybe even expensive to keep a running inventory online of their foods. But, a general idea of their offerings and prices would be nice.
Then we saw it.
A french press for $30.00.
Glass tea infuser for $45.00.
To us, that is expensive.
We got our french press for about $10.00.
It has been on my mind a lot lately.
This current zero waste movement seems to be geared towards the affluent members of society. I am aware that sometimes products cost more than their plastic counterparts. Then there is the supply and demand aspect.
This has inspired me to do research.
I want to identify the barriers to a low or zero-waste lifestyles and propose ways to overcome them.