Waste-Me-Not: Your Zero Waste Shop

By Laurie Royston

We do not need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly. – Anne Marie Bonneau aka The Zero-Waste Chef

Waste Me Not (WMN) is a zero-waste shop that was established in 2018, by Karl and Alicia Dauth. Alicia’s vision was to promote environmental awareness and offer plastic-free alternatives, as a sustainable way to reduce waste pollution in the environment. 

Being eco-friendly is easier said than done. Many people have heard the term but what does it really mean and how can we be “eco-friendly”? This question was a driving factor for the launch of WMN.  

A lot of people are still unaware of the damage single-use plastics cause after disposal. People do not realize how much everyone contributes to a global problem and this is where WMN comes in to assist its customers through supplying zero-waste alternatives and hopefully educating the public one person at a time. 

WMN offers an array of plastic-free alternatives such as bamboo, sugarcane, cornstarch and other sustainable options, allowing people to have the choice of practising a zero-waste lifestyle.

It strives to combine traditional, natural, reusable, sustainable, modern and useful products, (all plastic-free) under one roof. The aim is to become a leader in waste and plastic-free products as well as packaging by encouraging customers to take part in the WMN refill stations which include spices, flours, coffees, teas, body products and cleaning products.  

Customers are encouraged to bring their jars for filling or purchase one from the WMN labelled range! WMN also offers sustainable and reusable everyday necessities such as straws, menstrual hygiene replacements, biodegradable kitchen utensils and body scrub pads. 

For more details about our initiatives, you can visit us at The Performance Hub on The Chase or at Chisi Walk-in Chisipite. 

Images by Waste Me Not

Originally published in the 4th Issue of Ndeipi Newsletter.

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