Leloup: COVID damaged the zero waste movement, but our planet still needs it

By Valérie Leloup, Ottawa Citizen Op-Ed, July 3, 2023

Zero waste as a lifestyle focused on individual behaviour, says the CEO of Ottawa's NU Grocery. Post-pandemic, it must be part of a system-wide shift.

...Despite being a first in Ontario, NU Grocery was not alone in the zero waste retail space. Refill stores were opening in every corner of the world, driven by the growing popularity of the zero waste movement. 

...The pandemic was a boon for big box stores and online retailers. It was a death sentence for many small businesses in the field of zero waste. NU Grocery was no exception.

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