Vancouver has plenty of sustainable ideas and alternatives to offer, and those looking to make their grocery store more eco-friendly have plenty of zero waste stores and refills to choose from. But sometimes sustainable options aren’t a practical step along the way.
Two Vancouver zero-waste businesses that started out as “friendly competitors” have now teamed up for the city’s environmental good.
Nada, Vancouver’s first package-free grocery store, and Jarr, a Vancouver-based package-free grocery delivery company, both launched zero-waste grocery delivery services at the start of the pandemic.
Several years later, Nada acquired Jarr in a partnership that will continue to divert plastic from landfills (they’ve helped divert over 1.3 million containers so far) and deliver unpackaged groceries in Metro Vancouver.
The two companies are making grocery delivery sustainable from start to finish through carbon-free and low-emission electric cargo bikes and electric cars through Nada’s home delivery service, Nada2U.
“The oil industry is expected to increase plastic production over the next 10 years and as we head into a period of unprecedented inflation, this partnership between Jarr and Nada becomes even more important,” said the Founder and CEO. de Jarr, Emily Sproule, in a press release.
The partnership helps make packaging-free, zero-waste grocery shopping in Vancouver bigger and better.