I’m Marlies, wife to an amazing supportive husband, and mom to 2 beautiful girls.
How did I end up with an online zero-waste store?
If my 3yo had a say, my store would be selling pink “Tangled” hair and fairy wings.
The idea of a zero-waste store sprouted out of my frustration that locally available package-free goods are so limited.
I am also fairly new to the zero-waste lifestyle. I am still a far cry from only filling up one eco-brick of rubbish a year. Although certain transitions were fairly uncomplicated, my biggest setback had to be (and still is) grocery shopping.
I was basically left with a choice:
- Trip all over town to find package-free or bulk foods, or,
- Walk to the shops, squeeze my eyes shut and buy.
The goal is to make zero-waste shopping accessible to our larger community. To make it convenient enough for anybody to give it a shot.
And yes, I’ll be the first to tell you that I tend to backslide more than I move forward. Making a lifestyle change can be pretty overwhelming. But if we focus on one small change at a time (e.g. grocery shopping with reusable bags) we can make a difference. Here’s to an exciting journey ahead!