Be it beans, granola or sometimes even tomatoes, it seems today that everything we eat is somehow wrapped in colorful packaging. In fact, packaging makes up 40 percent of municipal waste in the U.S alone. Now, In.gredients a grocery store opening in Austin, Texas is hoping to fix that problem by creating the country’s first packaging-free, zero-waste grocery store. By eliminating all packaging from their products In.gredients is hoping to create a waste-free model to follow and make a significant dent in the mountain of garbage created daily.
How will they do this? Much like the bulk section of some natural foods stores, they plan to sell their entire selection of products loose and by weight, encouraging shoppers to bring their own re-usable containers. Check out their well made video below for further information on their good cause, then stop by in.gredients.com to be part of their launch.
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