Almost three weeks ago my husband and I (we are from Germany) had invaded the Dutch Zero Waste bloggers meeting in Zutphen (Holland) 😆. Because we don’t speak Dutch 🙈, they had to switch to English just for us… A big THANK YOU to all the really inspiring Dutch Zero Waste bloggers at the meeting (click here for a full list with links to their blogs and social media)!
This is the fourth zero waste bulk store I have been to, and it is the prettiest so far 💚! I couldn’t help but adore the rustic and homy interior! Looking at the store, you would think that owner Marjolijn must have poured in so much money, but in fact almost everything in her store is pre-owned or made from reclaimed wood! “When you talk a lot, things will find you and you don’t need to use new resources,” Marjolijn explained. She cooperated with a project that helps teenagers – mostly drop outs – to learn skills that will help them find a job. These teenagers renovated the entire space and built some furniture for the shop including the shelves. “The floor boards are a bit uneven here and there, but what does it matter? The teenagers visit the store, they look around, and then they go: ‘Yes, I built that!’ It’s really great!” Read More