Green Retail Alliance seeks to educate and motivate retailers to make simple changes in their business to reduce waste without sacrificing profits.
My name is Liam Nash, and I founded the Green Retail Alliance to reduce unnecessary retail waste.
The idea came to me one night when I was cleaning up from our family's Chinese takeout meal. I noticed our meal included many packets of fried chips, fortune cookies, soy, duck, and mustard sauce we had not asked for and did not use. As I threw these condiments away, it occurred to me how many people might be doing the same thing every time they order Chinese takeout.
This opened my eyes to other wasteful retail practices such as the cash register receipts, coupons and shopping bags which are mostly thrown away. All it would take is for retailers to ask if these things are needed before giving them out.
I formed GRA to advocate for reducing waste, but we need your help to make a difference. The best place to start is to read our blog.