Zero Waste Tare Market set to open second Twin Cities location

Tare Market, which calls itself “Minnesota’s first zero-waste store,” is set to open a second location in the Twin Cities this spring.

The store sells products – food, household items, beauty products and other items – that are free from packaging or plastic in an effort to reduce waste and fight climate change.

Amber Haukedahl founded Tare Market and opened the first location at 2717 E. 38th St. in Minneapolis in 2019, and now she’s expanding the store’s footprint with a second location at 945 Broadway St. NE in Minneapolis. It will open on Earth Day, April 22.

Tare Market hopes to raise $25,000 via a Indiegogo Fundraising to help pay for expansion costs, such as buying bulk bins, shovels, inventory, and nut butter grinders. The market is also hosting an information session on transitioning your home to zero waste — virtual event is $5 and will go towards the opening of the new store.

“With this second location, we will not only be able to facilitate sustainable living for the community we are moving to, we will also have space to fulfill zero waste orders for our new online store, which has a national reach,” says the collection. of funds. “With this new space, we will be able to bring sustainable living to everyone, regardless of their location.”

Tare Market used crowdfunding to help open its first store in 2019, with the campaign raising $15,000 in four days, the Enterprise Log Reports.

Customers shopping at Tare Market can bring their own containers or borrow jars from the store to purchase the bulk section, which includes shelf-stable foods, refillable cleaning supplies, health and beauty items, and household items. personal hygiene. It also offers products in compostable or recyclable plastic-free packaging.

All items in the store are made without non-recycled plastic, and the store is working with sellers to reduce waste upstream, Indiegogo says.

Since opening in April 2019, Tare Market claims to have diverted more than 40,000 plastic bags from landfills, saved more than 2,000 boxes from the recycling system by reusing them to ship online orders and planted 4,500 trees (one for every online order) with Sow Change and Ecologi, says Indiegogo.

Those who donate to Indiegogo will be eligible for rewards, including zero-waste product bundles.

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