Be Smart and Save the Planet, buy reused and recycled goods!
Urban Ore’s number one competitor is the landfill. We all try our best to keep reusable and recyclable goods from heading to the landfill. When you shop with us, you are helping keep precious, dwindling, virgin resources safe by reusing what already exists.
Throughout its 30 year history, Urban Ore has been active in the politics of recycling by participating in countless activist and advocacy actions. We’ve helped write several influential pieces of legislation that have become law through policymaker and voter approval.
Simple rules to shop by
Many of your daily needs can be found used or recycled.
- Food containers
- Used books
- Reuse plastic water bottles or buy a reusable drinking container such as a stainless steel Klean Kanteen or a Brita water filtration system.
- Use canvas bags when shopping.
- If you have the option, buy publications that are printed with soy ink.
- Always buy goods that are grown or produced locally when possible.
- Shop at Farmer’s markets.
Help End the Age of Waste by shopping smart!