EXIST GREEN’S VALUES
Items containing plastic, even recycled plastic, will not be sold in the shop.*
To reduce dependence on fossil fuels, prevent plastic waste from entering our ecosystem, and reduce human intake of endocrine disruptors and carcinogens
*until better options are available, some bulk goods are sourced from the supplier in a single reusable or recyclable plastic container.
Reusable, sustainable materials such as glass or stainless steel will be prioritized.
Recycling alone is not enough to curb our waste and carbon footprints. Exist Green is a space to purchase long-lasting, reusable, sustainable items that will help reduce your dependence on single-use plastic.
When reuse is no longer an option, all items will be either recyclable or compostable at the end of use (i.e. no landfill).
Paper can be placed in any standard recycling bin. If commercial composting is not available in your location, a return envelope will be provided to send back compostable packaging. In Omaha? Composting is free for customers.
Bulk organic, plant-based, and/or local goods will be available to purchase in the amount you need.
Purchasing items package-free by weight not only reduces your material waste footprint, but also reduces waste of perishable food and beauty items.
*Goods will be sourced locally only when organic and plastic-free practices are utilized.
ALL ITEMS APPROVED BY AN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER
Each ingredient in beauty and cleaning products will be carefully reviewed for both personal and eco toxicity.
True zero waste requires thought of both the trash bin and the drain.
VISITING IN PERSON?
WHAT TO EXPECT
*Many containers purchased at the shop will be available as a deposit/exchange program!
*Containers will be sanitized using a high temperature rinse (no sanitizing chemicals) powered with renewable energy (solar and wind)
*This process should be less than 10 minutes.
Think bulk nuts, grains, seeds, detergent, soap, etc.