28 Feb '18, 2pm

World's First Plastic-Free Supermarket Aisle Debuts in the Netherlands

The world's first plastic -free supermarket aisle debuted in Amsterdam on Wednesday. Shoppers at the Jan Pieter Heijestraat branch of Dutch supermarket chain Ekoplaza will have roughly 700 plastic-free products to choose from, including meat, rice, sauces, dairy, chocolate, cereals, yogurt, snacks, fresh fruit and vegetables. Instead of plastic, items are packed in compostable materials or glass, metal and cardboard. "Plastic-free aisles are an important stepping stone to a brighter future for food and drink," Ekoplaza chief executive, Erik Does, said in a statement. "We know that our customers are sick to death of products laden in layer after layer of thick plastic packaging." Ekoplaza, which has 74 stores across the Netherlands, plans to roll out similar aisles across all branches by the end of the year. A second store is expected to be in The Hague by June. Sian Suther...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/plastic-free-supermarket-2540794...

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