Zero Waste Living Directory

Living “zero waste” means avoiding sending trash to landfills by increasing how much material you reuse, recycle, or compost. In our current consumer climate it can be quite intimidating to try and cut out single use plastics or avoid items that come in wasteful packaging but we are here to help!

This directory aims to help individuals cultivate a sustainable and eco-conscious lifestyle by promoting local businesses that offer low-waste, package free, or reusable alternatives to wasteful goods. These are organizations that value reducing their customer’s waste footprint and where you can gather ingredients for your own sustainable practices.

Please note this directory is not for where to take your waste or recycling. For more information on where you can drop-off special collection items, such as lead-acid batteries or electronics, please visit the Kent County Recycling and Education Center’s Recycling and Waste Directory.

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cedar springs

perry’s place – bulk tea and herbs
  • Description: over 145 bulk teas and over 200 bulk herbs for sale
  • Address: 90 N Main St NE B, Cedar Springs, MI 49319
  • Contact Information: (616) 439-0890

grand Haven

ALDEA COFFEE
  • Description: Stakeholders fairly and ethically traded. Continue to work to reduce environmental impact- use ceramic cups in house, to-go products and packaging meet high environmental standards, and recycle everything able to.
  • Address: 117 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417
  • Contact Information: (616) 607-8178
HEALTH HUTT
  • Description: Bulk foods and herbs, organic products
  • Address: 700 Washington Ave # 170, Grand Haven, MI 49417
  • Contact Information: (616) 846-3026

grand rapids

brewery vivant
  • Description: Limiting waste and environmental impact as much as possible; compost and recycle everything we can with less than 5% of our waste going to the incinerator; refillable growlers; LEED certified
  • Address: 925 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Contact Information: (616) 719-1604
clothing matters
  • Description: Eco-conscious and sustainable materials in clothing to “prevent toxins in closets, communities, and ecosystems (clothingmatters.net).”
  • Address: 141 Diamond Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Contact Information: (616) 334-3589
fox naturals
  • Description: Environmentally friendly body and skin care products. Products made locally in Grand Rapids, by hand and certified and tested in an organic, solar-powered natural skin and hair care lab.
  • Address: 619 Wealthy St SE STE A, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Contact Information: (224) 241-5547
fulton street farmers market
  • Address: 1145 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Contact Information: (616) 454-4118
  • Seasonal Hours:
    • November 6-April 30 // 10am-1pm
    • May7-Oct 29 // Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 8am-2pm
    • For updates on seasonal hours and more information visit: https://www.fultonstreetmarket.org/
harvest health foods
  • Description: Bulk items (dried goods, herbs, spices), organic products, Michigan-made products
  • Address: 6807 Cascade Rd, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • Contact Information: (616)-975-7555
hopscotch children’s store
  • Description: Specializing in locally crafted products, Hopscotch’s mission is to provide families with educational and enticing games that are sustainable, organic, and locally made.
  • Address: 909 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Contact Information: (616) 233-4008
proprietary grocery store
  • Description: Bulk food store, bulk dried goods, spices, and tea; reusable materials available such as bags, jars, etc. Packageless bar soaps and a few other hygiene-related, zero-waste products available.
  • Address: 620 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Contact Information: (616) 591-2132
switchback gear exchange
  • Description: Emphasis on selling used bikes and gear. Locally source many ingredients, use compostable to-go cups. Partnered with Aldea Coffee!
  • Address: 2166 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
  • Contact Information: (616)-259-9609
Broad Leaf Brewery & Spirits
  • Description: Zero Waste Goal of limiting waste and environmental impact as much as possible, as well as composting and recyclong everything they can with less than 5% of waste going to the incinerator
  • Address:  2885 Lake Eastbrook Blvd SE, Kentwood, MI 49512
  • Contact Information: (616) 803-0602
forest hills foods
  • Description: Growler refills on beer
  • Address: 4668 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • Contact Information: (616) 949-0240
fresh thyme
  • Description: Bulk grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, dried fruits, candies, nut butters, oils, and vinegar.
  • Address: 2470 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • Contact Information: (616) 228-6530
Global Infusion
  • Description: Bulk herbs, spices, and teas; “fair trade and hand crafted goods”
  • Address: 143 Diamond Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Contact Information: (616) 776-9720
harvest health foods
  • Description: Bulk items (dried goods, herbs, spices), organic products, Michigan-made products
  • Address: 1944 Eastern Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
  • Contact Information: (616)-245-6268
the petrichor market
  • Description: Bulk liquid soaps, cleaners, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and more; reusable materials such as reusable bags and utensils, wooden brushes, cloth coffee filters, and a ton more. Second hand clothing and plants are also for sale. Kombucha and other health-conscious snacks and drinks for sale. Apothecary items also available.
  • Address: 959 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Contact Information: @thepetrichormarketgr (Instagram)
south east market
  • Description: Permanent (indoor) farmers-market-style store; offer an array of grocery needs and local items, from oils and vinegar to produce, meats and seafood to gluten free snacks.
  • Address: 1220 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
  • Contact Information: (616) 724-4404

holland

the bridge
  • Description: Fair trade gift shop; specialize in sustainable, eco-friendly, handmade products.
  • Address: 18 West 8th Street Holland, MI 49423
  • Contact Information: (616) 392-3977
holland farmers market
  • Address: 150 W 8th St, Holland, MI 49423
  • Contact Information: (616) 355-1138
  • Seasonal Hours:
    • Indoor Winter Market
      • 1st and 3rd Saturdays // 9am-1pm
    • For updated summer hours and more information please visit:
      http://www.hollandfarmersmarket.com/
nature’s market
  • Description: Bulk dry goods and pantry staples; cooking oils, nut butters, coffee, tea, liquid sweeteners, and more
  • Address: 1013 Washington Ave # 30, Holland, MI 49423
  • Contact Information: (616) 394-5250
ecobuns baby + co.
  • Description: Eco-friendly baby and children’s products, focusing on cloth diapers.
  • Address: 12330 James St Suite A50, Holland, MI 49424
  • Contact Information: (616) 395-5555
indigo vibes apothecary
  • Description: High quality, ethically sourced products; Apothecary products made from 100% plant-based materials.
  • Address: 2975 W Shore Dr, Holland, MI 49424
  • Contact Information: https://myivyoga.com/
revolin sports
  • Description: Sustainable pickleball paddles; paddles made with more sustainable, lower impact alternatives to carbon fiber and fiberglass, which is usual material for the paddles.
  • Address: Online, based in Holland
  • Contact Information: https://revolinsports.com/pages/contact-us

hudsonville

harvest health foods
  • Description: Bulk items (dried goods, herbs, spices), organic products, Michigan-made products
  • Address: 4150 32nd Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426
  • Contact Information: (616)-896-6630

kalamazoo

Bee JOYFUL: ZERO WASTE AND REFILL SHOP
  • Description: Refill station with laundry detergent, hand and dish soap, bulk shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorants, face masks, dry shampoo, toothpaste tabs, and more, plus a small apothecary section. Also offers kombucha on tap and a Flowater station.
  • Address: 243 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • Contact Information: (269) 744-5674
DAMN HANDSOME GROOMING CO.
  • Description: Sustainable mens’ care products. Repurpose brewed ingredients for natural skincare products.
  • Address: 1501 Fulford St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
  • Contact Information: https://damnhandsomegroomingco.com/
KALAMAZOO FARMERS MARKET
  • Address: 251 Mills St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
  • Contact Information: (269) 342-5686
  • Seasonal Hours:
    • For updated summer hours and more information please visit:
      http://pfcmarkets.com/
SAWALL HEALTH FOODS
  • Description: Bulk food selection, including whole grains, flours, beans, legumes, nuts, granola, trail mix, dried fruit, coffee, tea, herbs, and a huge spice section (and they offer a 10% student discount!).
  • Address: 2965 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
  • Contact Information: (269) 343-3619
BELL’S BREWERY
  • Description: Actively reducing impact on the environment and working to be more energy efficient; some of these practice include but are not limited to: a green roof, relationship with local farmer to use spent grain from brewing for cattle, Adopt a Highway Program participant, large emphasis on bicycle commuting, building materials that encourage more energy efficiency (Comstock Brewery roof has light colored exterior membrane)
  • Address: 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • Contact Information: (269) 382-2332
KALAMAZOO CANDLE CO.
  • Description: Emphasis on sustainability and limiting waste. Recyclable and repurposable materials, recycle and reuse materials such as cardboard boxes shredded into shipping materials, different sustainable programs such as Wood Lid Return Program and waste-reducing candles reuse old or leftover products
  • Address: 166 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • Contact Information: (269)-532-9816
PFC NATURAL GROCERY AND DELI
  • Description: Whole grains, flour, sugar, beans, pasta, nut butters, dried fruit, nuts, and coffee; bulk liquids including olive oil, soy sauce, local honey, molasses, and locally produced maple syrup.
  • Address: 507 Harrison St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • Contact Information: (269) 342-5686

KENTWOOD

KENTWOOD FARMERS MARKET
  • Address: 4900 Breton Rd SE, Kentwood, MI 49508
  • Contact Information: (616) 656-5270
  • Seasonal Hours:
    • June 16-Sept 29 // 4:30-7:30pm
    • For updated hours and more information please visit:
      https://www.kentwood.us/farmers_market.php

MUSKEGON

FOREVER GREAT
  • Description: Clothing made from recycled and sustainable materials, 8% of profits go to Alliance for the Great Lakes
  • Address: Online, based in West Michigan
  • Contact Information: https://forevergreat.co/
MUSKEGON FARMERS MARKET
  • Address: 242 W Western Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440
  • Contact Information: (231) 722-3251
  • Seasonal Hours:
    • Farmers’ Market: May-November // Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 8am-2pm
    • Flea Market: May-October // Wednesday 8am-2pm
    • Winter Farmers’ Market: December-April // Saturday 9am-2pm
    • For updated hours and more information please visit:
      https://www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com/
HEALTH HUTT
  • Description: Bulk foods and herbs, organic products
  • Address: 1519 E River Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445
  • Contact Information: (231) 744-0852

NORTON SHORES

HEALTH HUTT
  • Description: Bulk foods and herbs, organic products
  • Address: 3112 Henry St, Norton Shores, MI 49441
  • Contact Information: (231) 739-1568

ROCKFORD

ROCKFORD FARMERS MARKET
  • Address: N Main St, Rockford, MI 49341
  • Contact Information: (616) 866-1537
  • Seasonal Hours:
    • May 7-Oct 29 // 8am-1pm
    • For updated hours and more information please visit:
      https://www.rockford.mi.us/community/visitors/rockford_farmers_market.php