Let's Go Trashless

From pantry items to household cleaning supplies - most common consumer products come in single-use packaging - which is ecologically damaging and economically expensive to produce, transport, use, discard or recycle.

Trashless delivers common household products directly to local consumers in reusable containers, picking up the empty containers and delivering refills - simply click on Add to Delivery on the Trashless Loconomy store.


It's like
The Milkman for Everything™

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Delivering products that are locally sourced and sustainably produced, when possible, Trashless adds extra layers of sustainability to this new low carbon footprint way households consume products.


What, How Much, When & Where?

Trashless currently delivers pantry items such as oils, honey, grains, nuts - raw and dry roasted,snacks, flours, coffee, cold brew, ketchup, soap, spice mixes, smoothie kits, eggs, teas, and more . Instead of you having a big selection of products to choose from, Trashless does that work for you - bringing to you the best products from the most sustainable sources at an affordable price. Many other categories of products are coming soon.

Per unit, Trashless’ products are priced at about the same levels as similar products of the same quality available in grocery stores in the same area - making it a no-brainer for you, the consumers.

Why schlep packaging waste laden groceries home when you can get trashless ones delivered to your home for the same price?


How It Works

Start browsing Trashless products here, Tap Add to Delivery for the ones you want and then checkout by tapping the cart icon and follow the easy steps. Trashless will deliver the items on the delivery day you choose. When you are close to running out, simply point your phone camera at the QR code on the container, tap the link to the product page that automatically pops up - and tap ‘Add to Delivery’ and check out. That’s it.

On the day of the delivery, simply put the used containers out at your front door in the original reusable bag they came in. A fresh set of items you ordered will be dropped off and the previous bags picked up.

You’ll be kept informed at every step of the way via email/text and will be able to live track your delivery on the delivery day.


Trashless is Better in Every Way

For you, your local community, and the planet:


How Trashless Compares

Trashless aims to reinvent the way fast-moving consumer goods are sold, delivered and consumed. We believe it is a better way - compared to everything else:

Compared to the Grocery Store Bulk Section

We love the bulk section in grocery stores - they are a great way to cut down waste and save money. But, it's not a comprehensive solution that fits today's modern lifestyle:


Your Kitchen Shelf Before Trashless . . .

And After Trashless . . .


Why: From a Rather Trashy Present, to a Trashless Future

You've heard it all - the stats, the stories about packaging waste and its contribution to the climate change crisis. This is real, urgent and ominous. Let's confront the truth first:

Yes, they all have varying ecological and economic impact:
Plastic: It gets all the bad rap. Well, it deserves it:

Paper: 'Paper or plastic?' Answering that question at the grocery checkout with 'paper' may feel better ... but single-use paper carries its own environmental cost. Consider these stats:

Similarly, glass, aluminum. and other materials used in single-use packaging also carry a heavy toll: Mining, energy & water use in manufacturing, emissions, transportation, disposal and more.

All these materials are quite durable - so much that they can be used over and over again - which is what Trashless is all about.

Finally, What About Recycling?

While it is well accepted that recycling is better than recyclable materials going into trash, recycling is environmentally costly: Transportation, sorting, smelting, recasting and more. Most materials cannot be recycled more than 2-3 times. Further it is a costly process that most municipalities have yet to figure out how to fund. Reuse is clear better than recycling.

There has yet been no effective, foolproof systematic mechanism of reuse of packaging materials.

So, What Now?

What do we all do? Live in jungles, like cave people? Give up all the good things, the conveniences of modern life that come in single use packaging?

No no . . . Just Go Trashless!


How It Works: Operations

Building up on the operational experience we have gained serving thousands of families with sustainable products and services, Trashless products are sourced, filled and delivered, plus return containers processed with military precision for the highest level of customer satisfaction, operational excellence, and logistical efficiency.

If you’d like to partner with us to bring Trashless to your area, please contact us using the ‘Send a Message’ button at the top right of this page.


Better in More Ways . . .

Trashless is a solution to today's convoluted supply chains where mainstream food brands dominate, while local ones struggle.

It addresses the incredibly high number of miles travelled by packaged food.

It is a solution to the excessive addition of preservatives to prevent the food from rotting, vs. the freshness and nutritional value that comes with locally produced food.

Services

Trashless also offers some additional services that will enable you to conveniently lead sustainable lives:

You already know that dead batteries shouldn't be just thrown into the trash - but properly disposed of. Result: Probably a bunch of dead batteries lying around that you can't remember to take to a recycling center, right?

Trashless offers free dead battery pick up in reusable containers, with its regular paid pick up and delivery stops. This will serve our mission to bring greater sustainability to local communities.


Partner with Us

Trashless partners with local food producers, bringing them more sales, an efficient logistics / delivery mechanism, and a way to save on wasteful packaging materials.

If you’d like to partner with Trashless to bring your products to consumers, trashlessly, we’d love to hear from you! Please Send a Message using the button on the top right of this page.


Who We Are

Trashless is a service based in Austin, Texas with a mission to enable people lead sustainable yet modern lives.

Trashless uses Lettuce Networks’ technologies, infrastructure, team and delivery network. Over the last few years, we have honed the cycle of sourcing sustainably produced local ingredients, assembling them, delivering final products in reusable packaging . . . then picking the packaging back up, sanitizing it and repeating this over and over again - profitably. This experience has set us up for Trashless.

We look forward to serving you!

START YOUR TRASHLESS JOURNEY
Sign up here to get 25% off your first order

(Use coupon ‘Go Trashless’ at the checkout page)

In the News

Forbes: Meet Trashless, A New Service Delivering Pantry Staples In Sustainable Packaging

Being able to safely shop from home has been especially relevant as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced many to change the way they shop for food.Due to inefficiencies in the mainstream food supply chain, more people than ever are turning to alternative sources for grocery needs, including subscription meal kits, online grocery shopping, and local CSAs.