The idea of going zero-waste is nothing new, but it’s become a more popular philosophy in recent years. The simple definition of zero-waste is: reduce, reuse, and recycle. The ultimate goal is to send nothing to landfills. We’ve come up with simple ways you can start your zero-waste journey, and it begins with shopping local!
Purchase Meat From Spragg’s Meat Shop Deli Counter
BYOC (bring your own container)! Visit our Calgary Meat Shop and make sure to bring your own reusable storage containers. We’ll happily slice your favourite deli meats, and place them in a well-sanitized canister. This cuts down on plastic waste and helps the environment.
Shop Local Calgary Stores
When you buy a locally made product in Calgary, you help to cut down the driving and delivery process. This helps to reduce the amount of non-recyclable shipping and packaging materials.
Look for Recyclable Packaging
One of the easiest ways to start your zero-waste journey is by being more recycle- conscious. Choose packaging that can be recycled, reused, or repurposed.
Store Food in Glass Canisters
We know the farmers market has a great selection and even better prices! Make sure you don’t let all your delicious food go to waste. Immediately store perishable items in glass or stainless steel containers. This reduces contamination and keeps food fresher for longer.
Break Out That Reusable Tote Bag
Reusable tote bags not only look great, but they’re also good for the environment! Next time you shop at Spragg’s, bring your reusable tote. Cut down on plastic waste while carrying your meat and delicacies in style!
Get the Community Involved
Spread the word about zero-waste! It’s simple to start reducing, reusing, and recycling today. Bring it up at book clubs, at work, and even while shopping at Spragg’s. Zero-waste works when communities forge together!
Get your meat directly from our butcher shop (packaging optional!) Stop by our two retail locations: Rosemary and Calgary. Or, visit us every Thurs-Sun at Calgary Farmers’ Market.