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The Low Waste Project

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Current Status

We’re currently collabing with a local Starbucks to utilize their coffee grounds to DIY face/body scrubs! This is a great way to reuse what we would usually throw away and forget about. ☕️

Updates

Mashkura T updated their volunteer hours.
450
August 03, 2020 at 10:03PM
Mashkura T updated their initiative's about.
The Low Waste Shop is a youth-led service initiative that educates youth about the importance of living a low-waste and healthy lifestyle through after-school workshops. These workshops focus on fun, eco-friendly, and low-waste Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects which aid in replacing various waste-creating items students use on a daily basis. These DIYs include replacing cling-wraps with bees-wax food-wraps, swapping store-bought toothpaste with home-made ones, and more. All of our DIY projects are reusable, recyclable/compostable, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free. Our slogan is Small Step, Big Impact as these DIYs are just small steps towards creating a big impact together. To learn more, please visit our Instagram page @thelowwasteshop
February 01, 2020 at 11:16AM
Mashkura T updated their initiative's status.
We’re currently collabing with a local Starbucks to utilize their coffee grounds to DIY face/body scrubs! This is a great way to reuse what we would usually throw away and forget about. ☕️
February 01, 2020 at 11:10AM
Mashkura T updated their volunteer hours.
400
February 01, 2020 at 10:04AM
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Mashkura T updated their initiative's status.
We’re currently collabing with a local Starbucks to utilize their coffee grounds to DIY face/body scrubs! This is a great way to reuse what we would usually throw away and forget about. ☕️
February 01, 2020 at 11:10AM
Mashkura T updated their initiative's status.
We’re currently collabing with a local Starbucks to utilize their coffee grounds to DIY face/body scrubs! This is a great way to reuse what we would usually throw away and forget about. ☕️ Coffee is great from scrubs and smells awesome! I’ll be getting the coffee grounds today (Feb 1st) 😊
February 01, 2020 at 10:04AM
Mashkura T updated their initiative's status.
A little about me: My name is Mashkura T and I'm a grade 11 student in Ottawa. Since a young age, I've been passionate about the environment and always wanted to pursue a career that focused on that field. However, I wanted to create an initiative of my own since I was 15 as becoming an entrepreneur is another one of my passion. The Low Waste Shop was my grade 10 Bussiness Summative. It's crazy to see a school project of yours become a reality. I guess all we need is a little support and motivation. UNAC's Generation Sustainable Development Goal's program has truly inspired me to pursue my dreams of achieving my goal at a very young age. They broadened my mindset to think outside the box and persevere through the hardest of times. This project wouldn't be anything if it weren't for my fellow ambassadors and UNAC staff. Thank you guys so much :) Future Plan: My plan is to turn The Low Waste Shop into a product/service business. I want to continue to provide regular workshops at schools/events where we DIY our own eco-friendly/low-waste products as well as sell various eco-friendly products online. I'm currently learning about Shopify and other E-Commerce platforms as well as working on my first product for The Low Waste Shop. It has been a stressful yet enlightening experience as I continue to learn something new every day! I believe that as consumers, we all should have convenient access to products that help us reduce our environmental impact. I'm very excited for the future and what The Low Waste Shop has in store for me (no pun intended of course!) ;)
January 20, 2020 at 11:22PM
Mashkura T updated their initiative's status.
The results from our first workshop was extraordinary! Our next workshop will be in end of February. We will keep you guys posted :)
January 11, 2020 at 03:46PM
Mashkura T updated their initiative's status.
We’re very excited for our first workshop on December 19th, 2019! Will keep you guys all posted😊
December 11, 2019 at 09:17PM
Mashkura T updated their initiative's status.
Today, December 2, 2019, we had our first sign-up booth for our first-ever workshop at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School. It was a great turnout, 23/25 participants already signed up! :)
December 02, 2019 at 05:53PM
Mashkura T updated their initiative's status.
Today, December 2, 2019, we had our first sign-up booth for our first-ever workshop at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School.
December 02, 2019 at 03:44PM

ABOUT

The Low Waste Shop is a youth-led service initiative that educates youth about the importance of living a low-waste and healthy lifestyle through after-school workshops. These workshops focus on fun, eco-friendly, and low-waste Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects which aid in replacing various waste-creating items students use on a daily basis. These DIYs include replacing cling-wraps with bees-wax food-wraps, swapping store-bought toothpaste with home-made ones, and more. All of our DIY projects are reusable, recyclable/compostable, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free. Our slogan is Small Step, Big Impact as these DIYs are just small steps towards creating a big impact together. To learn more, please visit our Instagram page @thelowwasteshop

Hours worked on SDGs
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