Our mission is to help everyone make a big impact through small changes to their daily routines. No waste. No plastic. No bullshit.

The story behind Zilch.

This story started with a crisp gin and tonic, and a New Year’s resolution to stop putting plastic straws in them. Not one more plastic straw, not now, not ever. Great, we’re doing it! We’re already better humans. Parading around on our glorious high horses, basking in that new New Year’s resolution glow.

But the more I pulled at this thread the smaller this high horse felt. Plastic straws are tangible and obvious, but in every other daily ritual we had there were more hidden and subtle uses of plastic and unnecessary waste. I wanted alternatives that were better, for me and the planet, but understanding the actual impact was never ending tradeoffs. One product has natural ingredients, but packaged in plastic. Another might have no plastic at all, but contains traces of palm oil. I’m trying to be good, why isn’t this easier?!

So I started Zilch to make this a no brainer for you. Packs of products that have already gone through the strictest vetting process, so you don’t have to worry about which is best. Every single product has zero waste, not just an alternative with less waste. No plastic at all in the product, it’s packaging or shipping. And no bullshit, in the form of loopholes, guilt-trips, or cruelty in it’s production.

rachel sebastian founder

By night Rach is plotting how to take down plastic forever, and by day she is a Design Director, passionate about working on brands that care about people, the planet and the responsibility to do good.

Based in Marrickville with her husband and their toddler Mia, who really brought home just how much waste one little person can create. If you want to chat about literally anything, please get in touch — I’m always up for a chat.

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Principles that guide Zilch.

Be mindful.
Being aware of the impact our habits have, the daily actions we take, and the waste it creates, is how we can make better choices.

Be clear.
We're direct and transparent. We never use jargon or guilt, we want you to have all the facts so you can make better decisions.

Be better.
We believe in taking small steps, day by day, that accumulate into bigger and better change in the world around us.

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If your more about the details head over to our FAQ page, and if you still have questions, get in touch - we’d love to chat!

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