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Zero Waste Shopping Challenge, Week 3

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By Mississippi Market Board Chair, Heather Haynes As we celebrated the 49th Earth Day (it began on April 22 in 1970) I contemplated how much easier it would have been to go 20 days without generating waste 49 years ago. Here and now in 2019, I was able to cut…

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Package-Free Eating, Week 3

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Presented by Gail Graham, Mississippi Market General Manager I took on board chair Heather’s package-free Zero Waste Shopping Challenge with an aspirational attitude. I knew I wouldn’t be 100% successful. While I haven’t been doing as well as I hoped, it certainly has raised my awareness level about just…

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Zero Waste Shopping Challenge, Week 2

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Share your Zero Waste Shopping Challenge photos on social media by Earth Day (April 22) using the hashtag #MMZeroWasteChallenge. Lucky shoppers will be randomly chosen to win a reusable water bottle, shopping bag, or lunch container. By Mississippi Market Board Chair, Heather Haynes The primary lesson I learned…

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Package-Free Eating: Do your Research

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How do you shop zero waste? Share your Zero Waste Shopping Challenge photos on social media by Earth Day (April 22) using the hashtag #MMZeroWasteChallenge for your chance to win a reusable water bottle, shopping bag, or lunch container. Winners will be randomly chosen from those who use the…

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Zero Waste Shopping Challenge, Week 1

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Share your Zero Waste Shopping Challenge photos on social media by Earth Day (April 22) using the hashtag #MMZeroWasteChallenge. Lucky shoppers will be randomly chosen to win a reusable water bottle, shopping bag, or lunch container. By Mississippi Market Board Chair, Heather Haynes I had a brief moment…

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Package-Free Eating, Day 1

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Don’t forget to share your Zero Waste Shopping Challenge photos on social media between now and Earth Day (April 22) using the hashtag #MMZeroWasteChallenge. Lucky shoppers will be randomly chosen to win a reusable water bottle, shopping bag, or lunch container. Presented by Mississippi Market General Manager, Gail Graham…

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Zero Waste Shopping Challenge

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Presented by Mississippi Market Board Chair, Heather Haynes When I was young (in the mid-70s), “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” was an oft repeated phrase. Over the years, the phrase seemed to get reversed. Gradually, the emphasis on “Recycle” increased, the emphasis on “Reuse” decreased, and “Reduce” almost disappeared altogether from…

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Zero Waste Shopping Tips

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Celebrate Earth Day all year-round by reducing waste when shopping at the co-op. Buy in Bulk — Great Taste, Less Waste Buy only the amount of food you need by buying in bulk. Buying in bulk is also one of the best ways to save money, as some items, like…

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Organics Composting Now Available

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In pursuit of your co-op’s ongoing efforts to operate more sustainably and efficiently by reducing waste, utilizing renewable resources, and lessening our environmental impact, organics composting can now be found at all three Mississippi Market locations. Since early October 2018, organics composting bins have been present in the seating…

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Simple Steps to Living Zero Waste

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Presented by Amber Haukedahl of Tare Market and the blog Zero Wasted The “zero-waste” philosophy emulates sustainable natural resource cycles where “waste” is reused for other purposes and nothing is sent to a landfill, incinerator, or other form of disposal. Living a…

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