Achieving Zero Waste requires new thinking about the way we buy, use and dispose of everyday items. Instead of buying brand new products, Austinites can help reduce waste by shopping at local businesses that share or repair items, or sell products made with recycled or upcycled materials.
Find local [re]Made, [re]Pair and [re]Share Austin businesses on the City’s Locally Austin website.
Look for the icons below on the website and in Shop Zero Waste business storefront decals.
Companies and organizations that make, manufacture or sell products made from recycled, upcycled or reused products, including second-hand stores.
Companies and organizations that offer repair or refurbishing services for household or business items, such as computers, shoes, appliances and vehicles.
Companies and organizations that encourage thesharing of items, especially items not typically needed on a daily basis, such as car sharing, bike sharing, tool sharing and other rental businesses.
Supporting these businesses:
Benefits the local economy
Keeps products out of the landfill
Avoids the energy and resources needed to manufacture new products