Greater boston resources



Zero Waste Massachusetts: Facebook group

Zero Waste Boston: Facebook group

MASSPIRG: Campaign for zero-waste

350 Massachusetts: Better Future Project

Where can I recycle that?

Not sure which items are recyclable versus destined for the landfill? Check out these resources!

If you live in Cambridge, MA check out their new tool called “Get Rid of it Right”. Just type in what you are trying to dispose of and they will tell you what to do with it. A+ Cambridge!

Terracycle: Company that is working to recycle products that are often not municipally recyclable like action figures, contact lens cases, plastic bottlecaps, books, etc.

Textile Recycling: Baystate Textiles

Shopping ZERO WASTE: Lots of great resources for where to find zero-waste products locally.

The Wild Minimalist: Zero waste online store.

Make & Mend: Local second-hand arts supplies store at Bow Market in Union Square.

Cambridge Naturals: Family-owned shop for health & wellness products with a great bulk tea & spices section!

Pemberton Farms: Small supermarket in Cambridge with bulk grains and nuts.

Debra’s Natural Gourmet: Great locally-owned bulk-good story in Concord, MA

Cleenland @ the Union Square Farmer’s Market on Saturdays: Bring your own containers to purchase bulk shampoo, conditioner, body wash, laundry detergent and more!


The Daily Table Grocery: This local grocer in Dorchester is committed to providing wholesome and affordable healthy food for all by working with a network of providers (supermarkets, manufacturers, etc) who donate their excess food (that would otherwise be wasted) to the store.

Food For All App: Connects you to food that would otherwise be wasted at various bakeries, restaurants, bars, and more for half the price!

Don’t have access to municipal composting? Check to see if Bootstrap Compost services your area.


LOW-WASTE lifestyle BLOGS/Instagrammers:


Going Zero Waste

Trash is for Tossers

Local people trying to live low-waste/plastic-free & sharing their story:

Follow us @zerologywaste for tips & tricks for ending your dependance on plastic.

See some of our recent posts below:

More local low-wasters:

Pforwards - Local low-waste blogger/instagrammer from Boston, MA, @pforwards

Instagram: @unpackedliving - Massachusetts-based Colombiana on her way to plastic-freedom.

Instagram: @thecrazynoplasticlady

Instagram: @mysustainablechoices

Instagram: @theecofriendlymom

VOLUNTEER Opportunities:

Boston Area Gleaners: Volunteer to help harvest surplus produce from farms to prevent food waste and nourish local families.

Other Resources:

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