Ohio's First Zero Waste Store Opens In Canton
Ohio’s first zero-waste store is open for business in Canton, selling reusable items to replace single-use disposables like straws, facial wipes and sandwich bags
Teresa Mazey opened Empty Bin Zero Waste after spending two years selling her products at markets and festivals. She says people are taking notice.Mazey says she response to her new store has been a surprise.
“Everyone in Ohio is very receptive to it, which is wonderful," she said. "Getting into this I didn’t know how well it would be received, but people are excited and they’re willing to do a little bit more effort to reduce waste in their life.”
About 10 percent of the products Mazey sells are items she makes herself.
She says her biggest seller has been reusable straws made of metal, bamboo and glass.
Her store is located at 310 Fourth St. NW in downtown Canton. A formal grand opening is scheduled for Aug. 31.