1. Inexperienced Life Buying and selling Co.
1039 S. FIFTH ST.
The previous Glass Pantry is now residence to a different sustainability-focused enterprise that sells private care merchandise and residential items. For all transport, Inexperienced Life Buying and selling Co. solely makes use of compostable tape and secondhand packing fillers and containers. In addition they companion with the Carbon Fund to offset carbon emissions. In-store, prospects can purchase in bulk by bringing their very own containers to fill, or borrowing a secondhand jar from the donation shelf. The shop even has reusable pouches for transporting liquids, and a take-a-bag-leave-a-bag system for individuals who want one (or perpetually overlook theirs within the automobile).
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2. Riverwest Co-op
733 EAST CLARKE ST.
This community-owned grocery retailer encourages buyers to cut back plastic use by bringing containers from residence to fill with bulk pantry items. It sells dried fruits, nuts and seeds, grains, legumes, espresso, spices, baking provides and extra by weight, so you should buy the precise quantity you want. The co-op additionally presents native meals merchandise and a market part that includes native artists. Plus, store the majority part for 10% off on Thursdays, or native gadgets for 10% off on Fridays.
3. Tippecanoe Herbs
2235 S. KINNICKINNIC AVE.
From tinctures and teas to “powdered potions,” the plant matter on this apothecary’s merchandise is, fairly actually, rooted in Wisconsin. Natural medicines are made in small batches largely from herbs foraged for regionally or grown on native farms. Any substances not attainable this manner come from natural sources. To keep away from waste, Tippecanoe takes donations of packing provides and sells some gadgets in bulk.
4. Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market
THE TABLE, 5305 W. CAPITOL DR.
At a brand new location this yr, the weekly market gives entry to native farmers, bakers and bee-keepers. So even in the midst of Wisconsin winter, you may cut back your carbon footprint by selecting native produce that retains properly via the chilly months, or merchandise which can be naturally obtainable year-round. Every week brings a special choice of fruit and veggies, meats, eggs, dairy, private care merchandise and extra. The Saturday market is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. via April 29.
5. La Lune Assortment
930 E. BURLEIGH ST.
This designer rustic furnishings is exclusive not solely in type, however within the eco-friendliness of its complete manufacturing course of. The corporate solely harvests fast-growing and invasive wooden species close to their Wisconsin manufacturing facility, avoids energy-intensive logging gear and makes use of non-polluting and non-toxic finishes. They even warmth their manufacturing facility through the use of waste merchandise and wooden scraps to fireplace a kiln and apply finishes in dip tanks to remove airborne air pollution.
6. Outpost Pure Meals
To seek out meals merchandise grown or made within the Midwest year-round, take a look at certainly one of this co-op’s 4 areas. Outpost conveniently labels relevant gadgets with a “native” or “regional” tag on the shelf. For produce, they supply compostable pull-down baggage, and within the bulk part, they encourage bringing your individual container to fill.