Zero Waste Saigon
Zero Waste Saigon was founded by Julia Mesner-Burdge and Michael Burdge, a French-American couple living in Vietnam who decided to tackle the issue of plastic waste after witnessing a monkey attempting to eat a plastic bag. Their popular Facebook group currently boasts over 4,200 environmentally-conscious members who regularly discuss alternatives to plastic waste. Zero Waste Saigon offers a range of locally made reusable products on their online store such as bamboo straws, canvas bags, coconut bowls, and more! They’ve even launched a program that awards medals to businesses for meeting various goals, such as ’Plastic Free Delivery’, to encourage local businesses to adopt more sustainable practices. Their full range of products are available for delivery on their website and at Italiani’s in District 1.