Add your city to Zero Waste App

Add your city to Zero Waste App

Especially for visitors with limited time it’s not so easy to find the one supermarket with bulk aisle, the butcher who accepts customer owned packaging and the tiny shop that sells zero waste products.

But the more people can buy packaging free, plastic free, the better for the environment and for everyone of us.

You can help residents and visitors of your city finding the hidden Zero Waste Gems.

If your city is already available in Zero Waste App (List of available cities) you can add new Zero Waste Friendly locations using this handy form: Add a place!

But there are many, many cities not yet available in the app yet and we are constantly working on adding more.

Add your city! Please contact us using this form:

Add your city

About the email addresses: We’ll be sending you an invite for a google spreadsheet. Many people have a google email they don’t use as the main email address. Therefore the form contains fields for both. The main email will be used for communications, the google address for the invite for the spreadsheet.

What do you get?

By helping us gathering the information for your city you’ll:

  • help visitors and residents navigate your city in a Zero Waste Friendly manner. That’s less waste created in your city!
  • be added to our contributors page including your website link.
  • be on the author page in the city details including your website link.
  • get access to contributors only information.

Together we can make Zero Waste easier for our homies and out-of-towners.

Zero Waste App sneak peek – Check it out!

Zero Waste App sneak peek – Check it out!

While the development of the Zero Waste App is still ongoing, we can already give you a sneak peek.

Here we go:

The Zero Waste App will help you find Zero Waste Friendly locations in a city. That can be a city you’re visiting, since it’s extremely hard to stay Zero Waste when you’re in a new town and just have limited time to search around for everything you need. But it can also be in your home town. You pick the according city you need and unlock the information.

You’ll get all the locations for the city that are currently available plus all locations that will be added in the future. 

You’ll see a map with lots of markers of available cities when you open the app.
Here is an example:

A red marker points to an available city that is not unlocked yet. The turquoise marker points to a city that is already unlocked.

Each of the available cities contains location information that is useful for Zero Wasters!

  • You’ll have bulk shops, yes!
  • And supermarkets which have a bulk aisle, aha!
  • And small stores that allow you to bring your own container, for take-out food, for tortillas, for meat, milk, honey…
  • Also Zero Waste Friendly cafés and restaurants (vegan, vegetarian & omnivore)…
  • And rental places and repair workshops….
  • And 2nd hand stores and making and mending places….
  • Local Zero Waste groups (online and offline) because together it’s more fun anyways
  • Plus composting options!

Here is an overview of the location categories in Zero Waste App. Rental and On-Tap will be added soon.

I’m currently working on adding the data for Antigua, a beautiful old town in Guatemala. It’s a place many backpackers visit while traveling through Central America. And due to the huge number of good Spanish Schools in the city, many volunteers start their Central America journey here as well. To get the language right before starting their work in one of the many projects throughout the region.

And this is how a map with locations looks like:

Keep in mind, I’m still adding data, so more markers will be on the map.

The utensils symbol on the lower end of the screen marks Caoba Farms. Here is what you see when you tap that marker:

Zero Waste App Location Sneak Peak: Caoba Farms

If you scroll down a little, the text will also tell you how to order your drinks by saying ‘Sin pajilla!’ which means ‘No straw!’.

The description for each of the available locations was written by a fellow Zero Waster. I’ll write details about the Authors that participated in this project in another blog post.

That’s the sneak peek into Zero Waste App for today. I have to go. More soon!

Find out when Zero Waste App goes live!
Simply leave your eMail address here:

Please let me know your questions in the comment section below!! I’d love to hear them.