What is Go Zero?
Go Zero is the zero waste directory of Ireland.
The aim of this project is to provide an online platform to assist consumers and businesses reduce their plastic consumption and waste through everyday choices and action. Go Zero houses information about bulk food stores, the shops offering refill options, plastic-free markets, zero waste events, workshops and news articles & tips – making it easy for people to take steps towards a Zero Waste lifestyle.
Why Go Zero?
Out of Europe’s worst plastic waste offenders, Ireland is ranked the worst in Europe.
Each year, we produce 61kg per person – which is the equivalent of nearly 6000 disposable coffee cups or more than 2000 water bottles – for each and every person in Ireland. We are producing too much waste for a country of our size. Plastics and their byproducts are littering our country, our roads, our seas, our rivers, and now our bodies. We need to find solutions.
What are our goals?
The aim of this project is to knock Ireland off the no.1 spot of Worst Plastic Polluter in Europe.
By highlighting the many zero waste stores and businesses around Ireland, we hope to make it easier to find a plastic-free alternative near you. We don’t have all the country covered just yet, but we are busy working on it, and each day new listings are added to the directory.