The new ban on disposable plastic grocery bags in Portland, OR has made headlines. But perhaps more newsworthy is the Rose city’s Yellow Shelf Project, which reduces plastic waste by marketing and distributing body care and household products in returnable, reusable or reused containers. Think of what you might throw out many times over a year- empty deodorant containers, lotion bottles, and jars – items that can’t be recycled or viably reused. The Yellow Shelf Project, a pilot initiative of Portland nonprofit Create Plenty, will provide an easily accessible alternative for you to put your consumer dollars towards a reduced waste market model. Visit their website in a few weeks to hear the latest on the initiative’s progress!
Also check out Create Plenty on www.thechangexchange.org