A zero-waste supermarket recently opened its doors in Germany and everyone should get excited. 80% of items offered in supermarkets is wrapped in toxic product packaging. In effect, Americans still produce near 3 pounds of trash every day, and this is a huge issue. So what could be an intelligent solution? How about a zero-waste supermarket that utilizes no waste materials.
To get rid of food-packaging waste before it even enters the shopping cart is the success behind Initial Unvertpackt, a brand-new supermarket in Germany that takes things into zero-waste territory by motivating consumers to lug recyclable containers to the store.
Nothing that can be found in a disposable box, bag, jar, or other container is sold at this store. And instead of shelf after shelf of boxed products, this supermarket utilizes bulk bins, wonderfully displayed produce that's not shrink covered or saved in tetra packs, and beverage stations for refillable water bottles.
It is the brainchild of Sara Wolf and Milena Glimbovski, two Germany-based social impact pioneers. They want thier customers to have an option about just how much food they buy, also getting rid of unnecessary waste associated with the product packaging.
As the developers kept in mind on their website, this generation has "littered the world," so perhaps the next one has an opportunity to make it better.
Do you think this concept could be executed in America or any other parts of the world?
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