Why Zero Waste and Fairtrade?
Sadly, the great injustice of the climate crisis is that those who experience loss and damage as a result of it are often those who have contributed least to its causes. So we feel it important to support projects in the developing world that strive to meet Transform Trade principles.
Fairtrade adheres to the business model of Transform Trade except for buying locally but expands Transform Trade by having a ‘Premium’, a small percentage of the sale price is returned to the producers to develop their communities.It offers an ethnical alternative to consumers concerned about food additives and exploitation of workers.
The Zero Waste Hub aims to be a resource and a bridge to Fairtrade consumers, Fairtrade schools, Fairtrade churches and our Fairtrade City Region.
In 2014, Derry became the 50th town/city in Ireland to be awarded Fairtrade City status. This was extended to the Derry/Strabane council region in 2019.