Zero Waste Movement
A modern term that refers to a way of life that is more conscious, sustainable and one that wastes as little as possible. From packaging and wrappers to food and water.
The term ‘Zero Waste’ is itself too ambitious, meant more as a goal than a literal term. We don’t need 1 person wasting nothing perfectly, we need a million people wasting less imperfectly. The only way we’re going to make a real impact on the global waste problem on our planet is if we all adopt the mindset in some form or area of our lives.
The zero waste movement should apply into all areas of our life and thinking, however one practical way we can start reducing our waste is through buying less single-use packaging and learning to refill over buying new.
By refilling food products, cleaning products and liquids we can reduce huge amounts of packaging that’s being created, made, transported, sold and then thrown away. When you think about the energy and cost that goes into the design of packaging, the materials needed, the equipment used and the storage required, all to just house a product and be thrown away after purchase.
It’s going to take more effort and it may be less convenient, but it's an effort we can’t afford not to put in.
Our food is purchased from wholesalers that we believe work with ethical work practices and not just selling an eco-product. It’s important to TS that the businesses we buy from are operating with ethical and environmental values, considering their impact on the planet and its people. We look into the companies behind the products, how they operate, and extensively look into how they make and sell their products as well as deliver and ship. Challenging businesses to work better and unapologetically only working with businesses that we believe are more about making a positive impact than creating products that sell.
Sustainability can mean a variety of things and be executed in many ways. From sustainable working practices to sustainable growth.
We boil it down to: Is the making of this product, meeting current needs whilst bearing in mind the needs of future generations? Are we planting as much as we’re harvesting? If we’re constantly sucking our land dry of its resources and materials without planting and giving back, what will be left for future generations?
Buying locally made products is at the very core of our business.
- Lower importation emissions, costs and energy
- Supporting our local growers, makers and manufacturers means putting money back into our local towns which builds a more overall sustainable economy
- Less product and transport packaging required and increased flexibility to manage waste
- As a business we can buy in smaller quantities as we’re not reliant on huge MOQs which means less waste as we buy what we need over what we have to order