Original Unverpackt doesn’t have any big name or brand name products. Instead, they sell almost exclusively bulk organic produce and food that customers can pay for based off of how much they are purchasing and shop using their own bags or containers.
The entrepreneurs who started this initiative, Sara Wolf and Milena Glimbovski, envisioned a new way of sustainable shopping. They used a crowdfunding campaign for to raise money for their grocery store idea. They noted that there are many items that catch your eye with “super colorful packaging” at the grocery store, but “what we tend to forget is that this packaging is only waste at the end of the day.”
16 million tons of packaging ends up as waste every year in Germany alone. It is completely possible to avoid this if we rework the infrastructure of our food systems. Although this initiative is not all over the world yet, it’s promising to see more companies working towards a brighter future for our world.
Source via www.theplaidzebra.com/zero-waste-grocery-store-no-packaging-plastic-big-name-brands/
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