Bee Joyful is a local no-waste shop that produces bee wax alternatives to things like Tupperware and plastic wrap. She started her journey with her Etsy shop, then moved to wholesaling, then to a small work space and now to her very own, zero-waste brick and mortar location located at 243 South Kalamazoo Mall. They specialize in plastic free alternatives to the items you most commonly use for personal and home care. Thompson says she, "Strives to keep packaging material coming into the store a bare minimum, using 100% recycled materials and zero plastic going out to customers."

During the pandemic she has been able to thrive so much that she just announced the opening of a second store in Dexter, MI. Moving a little away from the Southwest Michigan area, she made the announcement on Bee Joyful's Facebook:

You asked and we listened! Keeping carbon emissions and convenience in mind we want to offer our plastic free shop to the east side of the state. We are proud to announce that we will be opening our second Zero Waste Shop & Refill Station in Dexter MI. 10 minutes from Ann Arbor, 30 minutes from Jackson, 45 minutes from Detroit and 60 minutes from Lansing.
Bee Joyful Zero Waste & Refill Shop is opening their Dexter location on April 2, 2021. Dexter is located just Northwest of Ann Arbor, turning right off of I-94 W.
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