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How to get zero waste smoothies/juices in Atlanta?

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How to get zero waste smoothies/juices in Atlanta?

Hands down if you are going to get a smoothies head to Rawesome Juicery (Sweet Auburn Market), there you are limited to smoothies only because the juices are already bottled up. They are always patient and understanding. I even bring my own containers and the staff will place my wraps and zucchini pasta into my Tiffin box. Newbie on the block is Doctah Mojo's Juice Clinic (Irwin Street Market). Lastly, my girl Shana BKA Your Vitamin Lady (Sweet Auburn) sells fresh juices and elixirs like blueberry lemonade and basil raspberry juice, and their always willing to serve it up in...

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How to get a zero waste cup of coffee or bag of coffee in Atlanta?

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How to get a zero waste cup of coffee or bag of coffee in Atlanta?

You can get a cup of coffee zero waste from just about any coffee shop in Atlanta, always specify the order is 'for here'. My neighborhood favorite is Taproom Coffee, they sell loose leaf tea, instead of bagged tea, which comes in those individual packages. Of course you can order 'for here' and refuse the small napkin that comes with your drinks.  The real prize is taking zero waste coffee home, bulk beans can be found at Sevananda, Whole Foods and Java Vino (Highland Ave). Also if you're ever at a Starbucks order your drink in the "house" cup, which...

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How to order food to-go as a zero waster in Atlanta?

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How to order food to-go as a zero waster in Atlanta?

Skip the chain restaurants when grabbing food to-go. Head over to the local restaurants with neighborhood flair and intimate staff. In most cases, there is an owner or manager on duty that can vouch for your zero waste requests. Top of the list is The Pullman (Kirkwood) they explicitly say on their website that you can bring your own containers for to-go food, and even charge 50 cent for disposable containers. This makes you contemplate if they disposable ware is worth the cost (literally and figuratively). Some of my other favorites are Dulce Vegan (Kirkwood), Tassili's Raw Reality (West End),...

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How to buy zero waste dish soap in Atlanta?

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How to buy zero waste dish soap in Atlanta?

The only place I know that sells trash free dish soap is Sevananda. They carry a castile dishwashing liquid and 3-4 scents of regular castile soaps for cleaning, laundry and bathing. If you have other suggestions, leave them in the comments.

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How to compost in Atlanta?

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How to compost in Atlanta?

Composting is an intricate part of the zero waste experience. In Atlanta, compost is easy and encourage by the city for residents.  If you don't have a back yard for doing the lazy man's compost, then find a community garden near you. They typically welcome all to drop of scraps, I would try to contact the garden to be sure they accept non-member's compost. If you're not interested in getting too deep into composting on your own, get in touch with Compost Wheels. They provide a pick-up service for kitchen scraps, and in return you receive soil at your request....

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