• For Chicagoans looking to shop more sustainably, the options are growing

    by Courtney Kueppers / WBEZ Chicago / April 21, 2022

    The shelves of a Lincoln Square store are lined with jars of nuts, large jugs of shampoo refills and reusable water bottles, surrounded by art and brightly painted walls.

    One thing you won’t find much of at Eco & The Flamingo is waste. The store, which opened in May 2020, calls itself “Chicago’s first zero-waste general store,” but despite being first, it’s not the only option — at least not anymore.

    Co-owners Jackie MacCartie and Bethany Barbouti have added a second location in Evanston, and there have been other zero-waste pop-ups. At least two more permanent stores plan to open in the upcoming months. Read more HERE


     

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