A growing list of local merchants in Owen Sound are working hard to reduce waste in their everyday operations. Scroll down to see them all. We hope you will support them with your business and words of encouragement! If you have a business and would like to sign up, please contact us.
781 2nd Ave East, Owen Sound
Under new ownership, Body Science Bath & Body offers a refillery program where customers can purchase many products in re-useable containers, helping to reduce single-use plastic. They also upcycle containers for gift baskets and re-sell seasonal decorations. Lots of ways to reduce single-use plastic and come out smelling like a rose!
813 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound
This mostly plant-based and always dairy-free bakery allows customers to use their reusable containers when purchasing drinks and desserts, plus encourages the use of reusable bags. Plus, all their ingredients are purchased in bulk (reducing package) and there is very little food waste in their operations.
209 8th Street East, Owen Sound
A popular meeting spot for your morning cup of joe, lunch or snack, this operation encourages the use of reusable mugs (yours or theirs). They are also working with local farmers to use spent coffee grounds as part of their composting efforts.
791 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound
Visit this spot for lots of earth-friendly items to help reduce waste in your home. Many items are locally made, reducing emissions from long-haul transportation. They believe we can all be sustainable super heroes!
939 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound
This busy location is working hard to reduce waste. At Heartwood Home, they accept consignment items, most of which are furniture items looking for a new chapter after being upcycled. Plus, they encourage customers to bring their own reusable bags when shopping.
At Parkwood by Heartwood, folks can bring their own To-Go containers to enjoy fabulous food at home.
947 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound
All things dairy and more! Bring your own To-Go containers and walk out with some of their fine selection of specialty cheese and gourmet food products.
215 8thStreet East, Owen Sound
Craving handcrafted breads, pizzas, entrees and desserts? This restaurant provides all this AND lets you bring your own To-Go containers to help reduce waste.
941 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound
Bring your own containers to enjoy Nepalese and Indian Food to go! Many customers bring their own containers at the beginning of the day and pick up a waste-free dinner to go on the way home.
Save the effort of making dinner AND help reduce the number of single-use take-out containers!
Unit B, 842 2nd Ave E (Rear Entrance)
Sundays is reducing waste by offering the always popular low-waste "in a cone" option and encouraging folks to bring their own To-Go containers to enjoy yummy treats with no waste.
If you're looking for terrific storage options, you can also pick up a few of their empty, used ice cream pails for a (very) small donation towards a local chrity. Ahhh... now THAT'S SWEET!
840 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound
Offers sustainable style for clothes, hair and makeup, with quality secondhand clothes, shoes and accessories. They also have a range of plastic free products from soaps, shampoo, deodorant to hair ties and scrunchies.