In 2017, Lauren Singer of Trash is for Tossers teamed up with Daniel Silverstein of Zero Waste Daniel to open Package Free Shop, the first zero-waste lifestyle store in New York City, as a pop-up. From there, Lauren opened a permanent location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and now, the zero-waste blogger has opened her second pop-up store in Brooklyn!
Fittingly, Singer officially opened the doors to her new store in Dumbo on Earth Day. The new pop-up will stay at the entrance of 1Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Park through the end of August, Well+Good reports. In the store, you can find everything from reusable cups to bamboo toothbrushes, menstrual cups and beauty products.
“We’re selling sustainable alternatives to single-use disposable travel products, as well as simple waste-reducing items like stainless steel straws and reusable coffee cups,” Singer told Well+Good. “We’ll also be providing an option for hotel goers to sustainably recycle travel-size toiletry containers as opposed to having them go to a landfill.”
“We would love to expand into more brick and mortar locations,” she added. “Our goals are to help grow the conversation about sustainability and waste reduction and to give more people the opportunity to experience the products we sell in real life.”
Singer is an inspiring “zero-waster” who proves that making an effort to produce as little trash as we can is not as impossible as it may seem to be. She has managed to fit all the trash she has produced in the past few years into a single mason jar. She also offers advice and educates people on how they can adopt simple zero waste principles into their own lives. Amazingly, Singer is also the founder of an organic cleaning product company called The Simply Co. that makes organic, non-toxic, vegan, and plastic-free laundry detergent!
Whether you aspire to live a fully zero-waste lifestyle or not, there are some easy things you can start doing right away to reduce the amount of plastic you throw away and help the planet. Check out One Green Planet’s #CrushPlastic campaign to find out what they are!
To visit the Package Free online store, click here.
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