While some plastic use is absolutely necessary and saves lives, such as in the medical field, others are totally optional. What if you could reduce your plastic use by 20%? 50%? What if our ultimate goal was over 90%? Here to talk to us today about this very real possibility is a woman who puts her money where her mouth is. With her husband, she’s the owner of a new retail store that not only offers refillable packaging on things like bulk foods, but also things like shampoo, household cleaners, coffee, and much more. They also own and operate a commercial composting company that picks up from stores and residential developments. Please welcome the owner of the ZERO-WASTE grocery store “Pick Eco Refills” in Chilliwack, Salina Derish.

Last year, my family and I did a little experiment. For about a month, we saved all of our plastic bags, wrappers, packaging, bottles, and more. We saved all types of plastics, everything from yogurt containers to blister packs on electronics, cling film, and more. We separated foil and metals, paper packaging, etc. and measured what we use in only about a month. It was truly shocking. The pile of plastic overwhelmed my back porch. It spilled out of the blue bin and was enough to fill about 6 recycling bins, plus some clear blue bags. 

That experiment demonstrated very clearly just how much plastic we really use. While some plastic use is absolutely necessary and saves lives, such as in the medical field, others are totally optional. What if you could reduce your plastic use by 20%? 50%? What if our ultimate goal was over 90%?

Here to talk to us today about this very real possibility is a woman who puts her money where her mouth is. With her husband, she’s the owner of a new retail store that not only offers refillable packaging on things like bulk foods, but also things like shampoo, household cleaners, coffee, and much more. They also own and operate a commercial composting company that picks up from stores and residential developments.

Please welcome the owner of the ZERO-WASTE grocery store “Pick Eco Refills” in Chilliwack, Salina Derish! Welcome, Salina!


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