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myGreenShack is a space dedicated to help you seamlessly swap plastic habits with reusable ones.
This project started from trying to swap our own plastic habits at home. Surprisingly, every little habit we wanted to improve we were forced to navigate through several different sites - some of them not very trustworthy, and most of them offering endless shipping times. This frustration is what led us to think "if swapping plastic habits is this complicated even when we've set our minds to do so, people with less intent will never ditch plastic".
People seek convenience over responsibility, and there's nothing wrong with that. But many reusable alternatives are just as convenient as their plastic counterparts, people just need a chance at trying them. So we decided there needed to be a single site where you could conveniently swap many different plastic habits at once that offered fast shipping times, low shipping costs, and low volume orders even for the tiniest items - this way you could test the convenience of these products before compromising to making the change completely.
And can you imagine buying a product online to help you reduce plastic waste, and receiving it all wrapped in plastic? Been there. Our packaging had to be 100% plastic-free and fully environmentally friendly. That's how we found The Better Packaging Co! With your beautiful compostable satchels, our paper wrapping and biodegradable tape, we managed to offer a fully plastic-free delivery.
myGreenShack is still a very young site, but our customers have showered us with their love and kind words. We love what we do, and we will continue to do so for as long as there's a need for it. We're slowly increasing our catalog to offer more and more convenient alternatives, but really our ultimate goal is to not be needed anymore. We believe we're walking in the right direction, but there's still a lot of work to do towards plastic-free living.