Opening in late 2019/early 2020, NoPac Foods will be Oregon’s first and only full-service ‘zero waste’ grocery store. Family owned and designed with care, NoPac will bring you a wide variety of local, sustainably produced and fairly traded goods completely free of packaging destined for the landfill.
What is Zero Waste?
The term ‘zero waste’ was coined by Bea Johnson of The Zero Waste Home, as she set out to describe her efforts to reduce her use of items destined for the landfill. The zero waste movement is built on the principles of Refuse (what you don’t need), Reduce (what you do need), Reuse (everything you can), Recycle (what you can’t) and Rot (all compostables). Many feel that the ‘zero waste journey’ is a better description, as no one can truly live in todays society without creating some form of waste. However, we can do our best to try to stem as much waste as possible into landfills by eliminating the use of plastic packaging, decreasing our reliance on recycling and increasing our overall awareness of our personal ecological footprint.
At NoPac ‘zero waste’ means sourcing produce from pesticide-free sustainably focused Pacific Northwest farms, finding shampoos made with love and no plastic, and finding you the most delicious organic bulk ingredients we can find. While we can’t eliminate the complete need for food packaging in modern society, we can make sure that everything we do have is 100% recyclable in your neighborhood curbside recycling bin. When shopping ‘zero waste’ you can get everything you need for a well nourished and beautiful home with nothing designated for the landfill.