The Blue Business of the Year Award recognizes a business that has made outstanding contributions toward promoting and encouraging conservation, restoration, or preservation of marine life and/or marine ecosystems through their business practices, products or technology.
Award Recipient - One World Zero Waste
One World Zero Waste has been a complete trail blazer in conservation efforts in South Florida and in particular to the north county area. We live in a beautiful coastal community that is enjoyed by many but there was no one educating or providing alternative resources to single use plastic.
One World Zero Waste has provided through its many speaking engagements, green market presence as well as retail store a place for people of different backgrounds and ages to learn about the detriment of plastic on our health and the health of our environment.
Their store shows how striving for a zero waste lifestyle is not only attainable but simple through their locally made and sourced products. Products like unpaper towels, reusable utensils/ straws and cloth bags all eliminate the need for single use products that too often end up in our waterways injuring and/or killing marine life.
One World Zero Waste's owners, Elana and Stephen Smith, have made the commitment to make positive changes to how we view our consumption of items that have a negative effect on our planet. They have established an atmosphere of learning and sharing that benefits us all. We are delighted that multiple generations of families come in to the store to learn how they too can make a difference.
We proudly award One World Zero Waste for Blue Business of the Year not only for what they have accomplished to date but for their ongoing efforts because they are just getting started. And with their dedication, knowledge and enthusiasm the future is bright for marine life.
One World Zero Waste Testimonials
One World Zero Waste is 100% dedicated to cleaning up the oceans by helping people live a zero waste lifestyle. They help and teach people in their many talks all over the county about how to live without plastics or waste. They sell great items and have changed lives. They talk through Loggerhead, clean the beaches & is a great store for the environment. They deserve an award for all their dedication to making the world, oceans & people’s lives Es cleaner & safer
One World Zero Waste is blessing lives and our community in SO many ways! They are waste/plastic free and TOTALLY live up to their name! I can always find the healthiest, organic products at their store, while helping the environment as well! So thankful I stumbled upon them many many months ago!
This company is deserving of this award because of their commitment to plastic free Connor paper free and reusable products. They are constantly looking for new ways to improve lifestyles with commitment to making a positive impact on the world.
Incredible new business run by a young couple who has an wonderful mission
One World Zero Waste is based on the proposition that we can live and prosper without adhering to the “use it & throw it away” consumer culture we have all become accustomed to over the years. Eliminate plastics as much possible, eliminate throw away containers and products as much as possible, create a smaller waste footprint from daily living. This all keeps debris and pollutants away from our precious marine life and the seas and beaches. Protecting marine life begins higher up the chain of consumption at One World Zero Waste, IMHO.
Great store promoting eliminating waste and plastic with environmentally sensitive products
This nominee does so much to bring ecological and conservation awareness to our general community. They offer products and methods that not only make a difference, but because they are interesting and fun to implement they encourage widespread use and so become even more effective.
This company promotes and encourages conservation, restoration, or preservation of all natural resources.