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The Boston Globe - Boston wants to fill empty storefronts. The Wu administration just awarded $2.8 million in grants to help do it.

July 2023

Uvida Shop is one of 24 winners in the first round of SPACE grants announced by Mayor Michelle Wu on Wednesday morning. While many neighborhoods will have at least one winner, eight recipients are eyeing downtown Boston while seven more are heading to Dorchester, the city’s largest neighborhood. Winners include retailers, art studios, childcare centers, fitness studios, and restaurants.


March 2024

Five women-owned businesses in Boston to support. In honor of Women’s History Month, for this edition of small business telephone tag, we asked five local women-owned businesses to share their favorite women-owned shops and organizations around town.

BBJ 40 Under 40: Maria Vasco

Boston Business Journal

August 2023

The Boston Business Journal has announced this year’s 40 Under 40 honorees — from young founders and CEOs to rising stars at some of the region's biggest companies.

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Local Love Boston

August 2023

Watch as one local single goes on three blind dates doing curated activities in their city (including a zero waste date at Uvida). While looking for love, the daters also develop a love for new things to do in Boston. Featured episode: "Soulful Activist Seeks an Inspiring Equal"



July 2023

Twenty-four local entrepreneurs have been selected for the American Rescue Plan funding made available through the city's Supporting Pandemic Affected Community Enterprises Grant to aid with their expansion to vacant storefronts city-wide.



July 2023

24 businesses receive $2.8 million from SPACE Grant program. The first round of grant recipients will receive $2.8 million to support their businesses needs over the next three years and drive traffic to major neighborhoods, like Downtown Boston.


Best of Boston

June 2022

In the fight against climate change, every little bit helps. Thankfully, Uvida owner (and dedicated environmental advocate) Maria Camila Vasco takes the guesswork out of shopping green.

The Guardian - ‘Business was a way for me to cope with climate anxiety’: How opening a zero-waste store helped a college student

September 2022

Maria Vasco knew from a young age that she was going to have a career fighting the climate crisis. She fulfilled her dream, but not the way she originally imagined. As a student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, working toward her goal of becoming an environmental lawyer, Vasco spent some time studying in Spain. It was there, in the summer of 2019, that she stumbled upon a shop specializing in environmentally sustainable goods such as bamboo toothbrushes and plastic-free shampoo refills. At the time, Boston didn’t have any zero-waste stores and Vasco realized that she could fill an important gap in her hometown market.

The Beginning of UVIDA & Other Highlights
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Boston’s First Zero-Waste Store Reopens In The North End (Boston Uncovered)

April 2024

Uvida Shop, Boston’s first and only zero waste store, recently reopened its doors in the North End this spring!


Women’s History Month meets good news (The B-Side, Boston.com)

March 2024

A local woman-owned business is back where it belongs. Uvida Shop, Boston’s first-ever zero-waste shop and a local women-owned business, is reopening in the North End.


33 Local Boston Shops With The Best Gifts In The Entire City (Boston Uncovered)

February 2024

Boston’s very first zero-waste shop offers up guilt-free gifting choices. You’ll be doing yourself, your giftee, and the earth a favor by shopping from Uvida.


Zero Waste Stores in Boston: Where to Shop Sustainably (Ethically Engineered)

January 2024

Boston, the city that prides itself on being the best and brightest in the US, is also committed to sustainability. In fact, it is considered one of the Greenest Cities in the US.

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Uvida Shop grand opening to celebrate new North End storefront and Earth Month

Uvida Shop grand opening to celebrate new North End storefront and Earth Month

Apr 16, 2024 

Uvida Shop, Boston’s first and only zero waste store, is celebrating the grand opening of its new North End storefront this Earth Month.

You're Invited to Uvida Shop's Grand Opening!

You're Invited to Uvida Shop's Grand Opening!

Mar 26, 2024 

The last boxes are unpacked, the shelves are fully stocked, and we're so excited to celebrate our North End store's grand opening with you all!

Uvida Shop, Boston’s First Zero Waste Store, Reopens in the North End

Uvida Shop, Boston’s First Zero Waste Store, Reopens in the North End

Mar 22, 2024 

The eco-friendly store at 189 North Street is a plastic-free haven where customers can shop for non-toxic home essentials without single-use plastics or plastic packaging.

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