Living green in KC: 8 local buinesses helping you stay sustainable

Royal Blue, Red it’s time to turn Kansas City green.


Sustainable living doesn’t have to be hard.

Photo via SOAP Refill Station KC

It’s winter and we’re all missing a little green right now.

Whether you promised to start saving money, shepherding the earth, or just simply wanted to shop small sustainable businesses this new year — we’ve collected a few businesses helping you keep your three R’s on the right track.

Zero-waste spots

The Greener Home | Shop the collection of high-quality, sustainable goods in its darling new downtown Parkville location. Our recommendation? Check out these eco dryer balls that look like Studio Ghibli soot sprites.

Green Utopia | Find something for every home + family need at this store founded by a mom and KC native passionate about living plastic-free. Forget Amazon Prime and snag no-cost delivery (for KC residents) with code “Free Delivery.”

Refilleries galore

Suds Refillery | Come one, come all empty bottles needing a top up. This refillery has a brick-and-mortar, but look out for its blue Suds van that travels to pop-ups across the metro.

SOAP Refill Station | We’ve sung this company’s praises before. Forgot your bottle? This refillery offers a free donation bin for anyone who needs a new container. Be sure to stop by their Oil Bar and craft your own specialty skincare creations.

Hobbies + home projects

ScrapsKC | Crafters know the dilemma of leftover scraps. This local spot dreams up a new life for the odd bits and pieces by turning one creator’s trash into another’s treasure.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore | Help fund homes for local families by donating your unused home project materials or by picking out a few of your own. Skip pricey stores and save money when you shop anything from appliances to paint.

Fighting food waste

Pantry Goods | Inflation is eating at all of our wallets, but that doesn’t mean it should cost the environment. This local biz uses compostable packaging that turns into nutrient rich soil within six months.

Compost Collective KC | This composting service picks up your scraps and does the dirty work for you.

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