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Shop Circular

Wondering how you can be more circular? Here are some of our favorite businesses and resources for circular shopping. This list includes durable goods and other items to help you reduce waste, buy used, and shop products which have limited or recyclable packaging.

LOCAL / INDIANA

  • Indiana Farmers Markets: List and Map

    • List of farmers markets in Indiana, including winter markets 

  • Indiana Grown Store 

    • Online market for food and goods made locally in Indiana

  • Market Wagon 

    • Online farmers market with food from local producers with delivery service. They also include reusable ice packs in their deliveries that you can return when you receive your next order.

  • People for Urban Progress

    • Indianapolis based non-profit that takes unwanted materials, like the RCA dome and Amtrak seats, and turns them into bags, wallets and other items

  • Indy Urban Hardwood

    • Uses reclaimed wood from businesses, tree clearings, and homes to make custom furniture pieces for residential and commercial clients

  • Teachers' Treasures 

    • Teachers' Treasures obtains and distributes school supplies free to Marion County teachers of students in need (check eligibility requirements)

Home goods & Grocery

  • Life Without Plastic 

    • Home, kitchen, and food products to reduce your waste. Their selection includes reusable to-go utensils, food storage containers, mesh produce bags, and many other plastic free home and beauty products. 

  • Public Goods 

    • Sustainable goods in all categories including household, personal care, pet, grocery, and surplus/bulk food

  • Hive Brands

    • Online food market for sustainably sourced and organic grocery shopping

  • EarthHero 

    • Extensive online shop with home goods, clothing, and more

  • Wisdom Supply Co.

    • Recycled and reusable home, school, and office supplies.  

  • Kroger

    • Offers bulk bins for some grocery items at some locations

    • Don’t forget to sign up for the Community Rewards Program, which generates donations for Circular Indiana (formerly the Indiana Recycling Coalition)

  • Fresh Thyme Farmers' Market

    • Offers bulk bins for some grocery items

Cleaning Products

  • Cleancult

    • Carries cleaner, detergent, dish soap and other cleaning product refills in recyclable or durable packaging

  • Grove Collaborative

    • Customizable subscription for natural household and personal care products including cleaning concentrate and reusable spray bottles

Personal Care Goods

  • Bite

    • Plastic-free dental hygiene products including toothpaste bites, mouthwash, and toothbrushes.

  • by Humankind

    • Shampoo, conditioner, deodorant and more all in recyclable plastic-free containers. They also sell shampoo and conditioner bars with zero packaging. 

  • Lush 

    • Organic, vegan and cruelty free products, many of which do not come in packaging. Lush also has a container take-back program and makes all packaging out of 100% recycled materials.  

  • EcoRoots

    • Biodegradable and plastic-free beauty products including soaps, floss and shower necessities

  • Preserve

    • Toothbrushes and other household items made from recycled #5 plastics, which can also mailed back for recycling

Miscellaneous Online Shopping

  • Etsy

    • Online market for handmade and used items from small businesses

  • eBay

    • Buy and sell electronics, cars, clothes, collectibles and more directly from people on this worldwide online marketplace.

  • craigslist 

    • Classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, for sale, items wanted, services, community service, gigs, résumés, and discussion forums.

  • Social media 

    • Facebook Marketplace and Nextdoor are great services to buy and sell items in your community. You can easily contact sellers (your neighbors!) or list your own items.

Clothing

  • Good on You

    • Directory for sustainability of fashion brands; rated on labor practices, planetary impact, and animal welfare concerns​

  • American Recycled Clothing

    • Women’s second-hand and thrifted clothing. Unique recycled/repurposed clothing items.

  • Toad&Co 

    • Sustainable and organic clothing, items made from recycled or organic materials.

  • ThredUp

    • Online thrift store with unbranded, branded, and designer pieces donated by shoppers.

  • Poshmark

    • Easily buy and sell used clothing and accessories online or through the app.

  • Depop 

    • Buy and sell thrifted and designer/brand pieces. Women and mens clothes, and accessories. 

  • Thrift Stores

    • Find a local thrift store, garage sale, Plato’s Closet, Goodwill, or Salvation Army near you to shop used and low cost. Bonus: donate your gently used items while shopping!

  • Patagonia

    • Clothing made to be durable, sustainable, and repairable 

  • Rothys

    • Sells shoes and accessories made from post-consumer recycled materials, like shoes and plastic bottles

Waste Reduction Items

Looking for suggestions for items that you can use instead of single-use products? See below for items that can be found in various stores and online. 

  • Travel silverware sets

  • Metal/glass/bamboo reusable straws

  • Swedish dishcloths and bamboo cleaning brushes

  • Reusable bags of all shapes and sizes

  • Reusable water bottles and tumblers 

  • Garment bags for dry cleaning

  • Wool dryer balls (to replace dryer sheets and save energy!)

  • Microfiber cloths or unpaper towels

  • Reusable k-cup/coffee filter

  • Reusable microwave popcorn popper

  • Fabric or silicone food storage bags