11 Jul '11, 8am

New Supermarket In Texas Aims to Become First Package-Free and Zero Waste Store

Now, I’ve never really understood the obsession that the world has with packaging . I can hardly wrap my mind around those little plastic baggies used to segregate fruit and vegetable purchases. You see, I have always grown up around the concept of ‘bulk bins’ – fresh produce and (sometimes even grain) is rarely ever packaged in India. You have the delightful pleasure of moseying around the produce tossing in random bunches of beans, carrots or whatever else you fancy. No plastic bags in sight until you are at the check-out and all your shopping is sorted, weighed and dunked in the one bag. So when you get home you have this whole bunch of sorting out to do but really, it only takes ten minutes (about the amount of time it takes to roll off those plastic baggies , rub the static out of them and put your stuff in.)

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/07/new-supermarket-texas...

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