Props to Mayor Elorza and the City of Providence for passing their first sustainability policy to ban retail plastic bags! We feel so supported in our decision to use paper grocery bags since opening this summer. Urban Greens Co-op Market says don’t stop at the plastic bags!

Bring your own bags on your next shopping trip – we have non-woven poly totes in store and canvas totes (on the way) for sale. For your bulk purchases, we stock mason jars and wax bags to help you alleviate single-use plastic packaging. (Our produce bags are made of 100% recycled materials).

Have you noticed the compostable containers at the hot bar, soup bar, and coffee station?

We are excited to respond to your requests for a compost drop off option. This accommodation is for members only on Thursdays and Sundays between 3 – 6 pm. Due to space and cost limitations in this preliminary phase, we ask you to limit to 3 gallons of kitchen scraps per household per week. Please see us in the cafe area of the market to drop off.

Continuing the conversation of sustainability, check out Green Tenderfoot Zero Waste Refill Station on November 12th from 4 – 7 pm!

Write us a note on our comment cards or email us at We look forward to hearing from you and hope your plastic-free journey is a huge success.

If you would like to learn more about the Providence’s Plastic Bag Reduction Act, please click here.