Zero Waste Emporium

Paula & Nairn, Owners & Founders

Paula & Nairn began their Zero Waste journey almost 3 years ago in an effort to reduce their household waste. Shortly after, they decided to share their passion for Zero Waste living with the community by creating a resource website and online store. On August of 2018 they opened Zero Waste Emporium - Vancouver Island’s FIRST Zero Waste grocery store! ZWE aims to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in our landfills and oceans by making Zero Waste grocery shopping easy, convenient, fun and affordable! In the 10 months since opening ZWE has helped Victoria divert over 70,000 containers from the landfill and is constantly building a circular economy with local suppliers and producers.

This video was made possible by Canada's Department of Fisheries & Oceans, Habitat Stewardship Program for Aquatic Species at Risk