28 Feb '18, 7am

Planet’s first plastic free aisle is unveiled at an Amsterdam supermarket https://t.co/ZUWMxkCx40

Amsterdam has never been afraid to embrace bold new visions of the future. The world’s first stock exchange was established in the city in 1602, heralding the Dutch capital’s transformation from a regional market town into a dominant financial centre. In 2001 the world’s first same-sex marriage took place in the city, and in 2016 Amsterdam was the setting for the testing of the world’s first driverless passenger bus in a move that could revolutionise urban public transport. Yesterday, Amsterdam heralded a new world-first that is set to change the face of global food and drink retail forever. The world's first plastic free aisle was today unveiled in a supermarket in the city. Plastic-free shopping The aisle sits within a completely new metro-sized pilot store of the Dutch supermarket chain Ekoplaza. Showcasing more than 700 plastic-free products, the launch of the aisle re...

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