ekologicall: Small Changes Can Make Big Impacts in Charlotte
Ekologicall, a zero waste and refill shop based in Charlotte, offers non-toxic and eco-friendly alternatives for home and personal care products. They conduct workshops to help participants transition to a low-waste lifestyle including offering a free initial session; provide home delivery services; and participate at the South End Farmers’ Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays at the North End Farmers’ Market.
“Our mission is to empower our community to lead the way to a healthier, simpler and more sustainable lifestyle by changing our consumption habits,” says owner Valerie Gackiere. “We help you reduce waste and the use of plastic and harmful chemicals with reusable, refillable and compostable products. Small changes can make big impacts.”
In addition to finding Ekologicall at the farmers’ markets, customers can also leave their clean and empty containers outside their front door and the company stops by and refills them. Gackiere has a wide selection of refillable products from shampoo, conditioner, shower gel to laundry detergent and organic jojoba oil.
Studies say that if we don’t change our consumption habits, there’ll be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. Only 9 percent of the plastic ever produced in the USA has been recycled. Gackiere adds “It is time for a change.”
Market locations: South End – Charlotte Rail Trail, Atherton/Tremont; North End – between Mount and Keswick at Camp North End. For more information, call 980-216-9836, email [email protected] or visit www.ekologicall.com.