Palm oil is an ingredient that some people wish to avoid. Not because it is something that may increase their estrogen levels, they are allergic to it, or some other medical reason. No – it is an ethical choice – like choosing Fair Trade chocolate or coffee.
The majority of our customers bring in their own reusable bags but there are times when they forget or purchase more than they planned. At times like this we have reusable cardboard boxes for people to use and as part of our Plastic-Free July, we are going to launch the much delayed Take a Bag Leave a Bag program.
As part of our Plastic-Free July campaign, we will have a special discount day in July called Refill Tuesday. Come and refill your liquid products on our Refill Tuesday and get 10% OFF. This is only for liquid products.
Plastic-free July. Get 1$ loyalty reward point for each bag/container you use/refill. We want to encourage you to reuse/refill for the month of July and for it to become a long-term habit.
Here are some of my tips on reducing your plastic footprint and start on your way to be a zero-waste shopper.
We love that people are embracing the concept of refilling their own containers – Refill Don’t Landfill! In the past, we have accepted extra donated containers and bags from people. Unfortuantely, this has got a little out of hand so we have to put in some measures to control the flood of containers and bags.
Garden of Life, a product line that produces an excellent line of Certified Organic and Non-GMO Verified supplements, is being bought by Nestle. We do not wish to channel any of our money into Nestle’s bank account so we dropped this product line. We will not carry Garden of Life products.
I want to boast that our Shopping Bag Reduction Program is Working!
We reward people with a 5 cent discount on their purchase when they bring their own bag (shopping, plastic bag, or produce mesh bag) or container (a mason jar, maple syrup bottle, etc) to reuse.
Our store is asking the City of Edmonton to support our call for a Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban in the City of Edmonton. Please sign this petition.
Canadians eat more bananas than any other single fruit. Unfortunately, bananas do not grow in Canada, so we must import them from much warmer regions and the cost to do so continues to increase. There are just two importers of Fairtrade Bananas in Canada: Equifruit based in Quebec, and our supplier, Discovery Organics, based in […]