Nu Grocery celebrates one year of zero waste living in Ottawa

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By Drew May, 1310 News, August 8, 2018

Nu Grocery is celebrating nearly a year of helping people in Ottawa live a zero waste lifestyle and cutting down on the amount of garbage they send to the trash.

The store opened in August 2017 as Ontario’s first zero waste grocery store. The business makes it easier for people to cut down on the amount of garbage they produce by selling food without packaging and making people bring their own containers, according to Sia Veeramani, co-fouder of the store.

Veeramani has been living zero waste with her husband for the past six years. She said the lifestyle is something she is always working on and the goal is to send as little as possible – or nothing— to landfills.