Zero Waste Club Interview


Zero Waste Club make affordable and accessible everyday essentials that are plastic free, cruelty free and made ethically and sustainably.


Please can you tell us about yourself and your business?
My name is Rishi and I am the co-founder of Zero Waste Club alongside Pawan. We met at school, where we were good friends. However, it was only after school that we began to see a complete lack of accessibility and affordability in the sustainability sector. As keen environmentalists, we decided to take a leap of faith and start producing eco products. We began our business with just one product - the humble bamboo toothbrush. From there the business organically grew, and we are proud to say that our range of products are now sold all across the world.

What inspired you to start your business?

We recognised just by going to the supermarket, that there was (and still is) a total lack of plastic free options. We wanted to create a world were the option to buy eco was accessible to everyone, and wasn’t accompanied by a luxury price tag.

What sustainable factors do your products emend by (plastic free, vegan, natural etc)?

We are a 100% vegan company, even down the the smallest detail like using plant based ink on our packaging. Our materials are mostly either 100% biodegradable and/or 100% recyclable. All our packaging is 100% plastic free. There are a few cases where we can’t avoid plastic in our products (like toothbrush bristles), but they are 100% recyclable.

Where abouts is your business based?

We are based in London, UK.

What are your best-selling products?

Our kitchen sponges and scourers are very popular, as are our toothbrushes and stainless steel razors!

Where do you hope your business is in 5 years’ time?

We hope to be the most transparent, ethical and sustainable goods company in the world. We also hope to become a business focused on circular design, using existing waste streams to create products.

What is one fact about yourself that we should all know?

When I’m not working, I really enjoy adrenaline fueled sports like sky diving and skiing. Pawan is a keen meditator, and is often compared to Steve Jobs in his demeanor.

What change do you hope to see in the future with our environment and planet?

We hope to see sustainable and ethical production of goods as the new norm. We hope to see a circular economy, one that utilises waste instead of raw materials. We also hope to see governments around the world taking radical actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while also taking actions to mitigate the effects of climate change where they are being felt most.

A quote you live by?

“Love people. Use things. Because the opposite never works.” - The Minimalists

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