I consider myself incredibly lucky because there is a zero waste store in walking distance of my home. As we continue to expand our eco-friendly practices in our home, this resource has played a huge roll. But what if you’re new to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle? Today I am sharing some of my favorite local resources and zero waste stores in Seattle to get you started. Keep in mind that local farmers markets play a huge roll in eco-friendly shopping, especially because it encourages you to eat what is in season. If you’re looking for a place to get food storage, bulk goods, and home products, I hope this list helps!
Zero Waste Stores in Seattle To Know About
5309 22nd Ave NW Suite B, Seattle, WA, 98107
Eco Collective is my personal favorite because it’s so close to home and an all-around great shopping experience. I also love that it’s a women-owned business! In terms of product, they carry hard-to-find bulk goods including soap and lotion so you can stock up in your own reusable container.
Also, the shipping materials they use are either totally recyclable or compostable, while also using a carbon neutral shipping service. I never order online from them, but I love that this is an option that they’ve considered!
3836 California Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98116
The first time I walked by PUBLIC, I did a double-take. First, the store is totally beautiful, but also they have literally EVERYTHING you could ever need to be successful in your journey to be more sustainable. From housekeeping and laundry products to food storage and skincare products, they have soooo much. Also, PUBLIC offers the option of dropping off your container for refill and scheduling a pick up.
1400 N.W 56th St., Seattle WA, 98107
Before I even focused on going green in our home, I loved shopping at Ballard Market, our local Town & Country market — especially the bulk foods and spices section. I always blown away by the selection of spices that are available in bulk. I could actually spend hours opening the jars and smelling them! It’s also my go-to source for dried fruits, bulk nuts, and grains like quinoa.
Dandelion Botanical Company
5424 Ballard Ave. NW Suite 103 Seattle, WA 98107
Another amazing bulk goods shop is Dandelion Botanical Company. They have a full wall dedicated to hundreds of bulk herbs, spices, and salts. This is also natural apothecary destination, with tinctures, homeopathics, tea, and essential oils as well. Whether you’re looking for a heartfelt gift or organic and ethically crafted bulk goods, I highly recommend checking out this shop in Ballard.
PCC is basically the OG of the local food and sustainable food movement here in Seattle, as far as I’m concerned. It’s a co-op, which means that you can get annual dividends from being a member. PCC has always focused on supporting local organic farmers and businesses. Now they also offer cooking classes, events, and the newest store (conveniently in my neighborhood) even has a bar in it!
A few others that I haven’t tried yet, but deserve mention:
If you’re local to Seattle, let me know if I missed any zero waste stores that you love!
Looking for even more zero waste tips? Check out these posts:
- How to Go Green at the Grocery Store
- 7 Ways to go Plastic-Free in Your Daily Life
- 5 Ways we Reduce Waste in #mytinybungalow
- Zero Waste Farmers Market Essentials
- My Search for a Stylish Countertop Compost Bin
- How to Reduce Waste During the Holidays
- 5 Ways to Reduce Waste in Your Bathroom
- Zero Waste Gift Ideas for the Eco-Conscious
- How To Go Green In Your Laundry Room