First “zero waste” store opens in Cork
A new zero waste store has opened in Co. Cork, a first for the county. It is the passion project of Olive Finn, who founded eco-friendly conveneince store The Olive Branch in 2004.
10 August 2018
Today sees the opening of Twig, Cork’s first zero-waste grocery store. It is the brainchild of retialer Olive Finn, who also has health food store The Olive Branch in Clonakilty, a traditional corner shop stocked with organic food and health products such as skincare and homecare.
Twig opens today, adjacent to The Olive Branch, with Finn calling it her “passion project.”
Finn tells the Cork Evening Echo that her wish is for Twig customers to create a community based around the principles of zero waste.
The store contains dispensers filled with dried foods, spices, herbs, olive oil, vinegars and syrups. There is a section for eco-friendly household items such as washing powder and bamboo toothbrushes; another for chemical free and vegan-friendly skincare.
Nut butter-making machines, waterp purification systems and more will also be on offer in Twig.