Frequently Asked Questions
Looking to live a zero waste lifestyle, but not sure where to start? We know that making the switch can be daunting, but we are here to support you every step of the way. Check out these FAQs to help you get started:
Learn About Zero Waste
Q: What is a zero waste lifestyle?
A: A zero waste lifestyle is all about reducing the amount of waste you produce on a daily basis. This can be achieved through simple changes like composting and recycling, or by adopting a minimalist approach to shopping and consumption.
Q: Why should I switch to a zero waste lifestyle?
A: There are many reasons to switch to a zero waste lifestyle, but the most important one is that it can help to protect our environment. By reducing the amount of waste we produce, we can help to reduce our reliance on landfills and incinerators, and ultimately help to reduce pollution and climate change.
Q: How can I start living a zero waste lifestyle?
A: It's easy to begin your journey to a zero waste lifestyle. Start by assessing your current waste and then begin to look for ways to reduce or eliminate it. You can compost your food scraps, recycle materials, and reuse items instead of throwing them away. Switch to reusable dishes and silverware, for example, or start using cloth towels instead of paper towels. You might be surprised at how much waste you can eliminate when you make a few simple changes at home or school.
Q: What is a zero waste shop?
A: A zero waste shop is a store that only sells products that are environmentally friendly and have minimal packaging. This helps to reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills, and also helps to cut down on the resources used to produce and transport goods.
Q: Why should I shop at a zero waste shop?
A: Zero waste stores are great for many reasons! At 4 The Greater Good, we support women-owned businesses, small batch products, fair wages, sustainable toxin-free farming, and products that are palm oil-free. There are many benefits to shopping at a zero waste shop, including reducing your carbon footprint, saving money, and reducing your exposure to harmful chemicals.
Q: What is the difference between a zero waste store and a regular store?
A: A zero waste store is committed to carrying only products that create no waste or harm to the environment.
Learn About Our Products
Q: What kind of products do you sell?
A: You'll find all sorts of products that will help you live a waste-free life at a zero waste store. From reusable shopping bags and produce bags to reusable coffee cups and water bottles, you'll find everything you need to ditch disposables. You'll also find non toxic cleaning products, natural bath products, and more. All of our products are free from toxins and single-use plastic, so you can feel good about using them without harming yourself or the environment.
Q: How do I know that the products at a zero waste store are safe?
A: Because all of the products at a zero waste store like 4 The Greater Good are fully vetted, you can be confident that they're safe and eco-friendly. So whether you're just starting out on your zero waste journey or you're already well on your way, shopping at a zero waste store is a great step in the right direction.
Q: How often do you restock?
A: We restock our shelves as soon as new products arrive. This means that you can always find the latest and greatest eco-friendly products at our shop.
Q: What is your shipping policy?
A: We offer free shipping on all orders of $50+
Q: Where do you ship to?
A: Currently we ship to all US states and internationally.
Q: When can I expect my order to ship?
A: Most orders ship out within 2 -3 business days. If there are any additional delays we will notify you via email.
If you have any other questions about our shop or the products we have, please don't hesitate to ask! We're always happy to help.