The US sends 1.4 billion pounds of waste to landfill per day. 40% of that is packaging that is used just once.
The first zero-packaging grocery store in America is coming to Austin, Texas this fall. ‘in.gredients’ will carry locally sourced organic products that are 100% packaging free.
Their offerings? They’ll have everything that a conventional grocery store might have – even beer, dairy products and wine. The only difference is, consumers will have to come prepared with their own bags and containers!
With this new store concept, consumers can buy what they need and nothing more. All while enjoying a 100% packaging free shopping experience. Yes, you heard us right. That means no more finding slimy mystery greens in the bottom of your produce drawer!
Start your zero-waste journey
While we wait for a Canadian option, you can still find ways to reduce your packaging and food waste. Here are some of our favorite resources for zero-waste tips:
What a Waste: The Food We Throw Away (World Vision Canada)
How We Waste Food (The Star)
What a waste (Macleans)