29 Jun '11, 9pm

New "Zero Waste" Grocery Store Eliminates Packaging | Care2 Causes

New "Zero Waste" Grocery Store Eliminates Packaging | Care2 Causes

As reusable bags move from eco-chic trend to everyday shopping accessory, one grocery store is taking the idea to a new level. A business called In.gredients in Austin, TX is being called the nation’s first “zero waste” grocery store. They’re eliminating food packaging altogether. “Nearly all the food we buy in the grocery store is packaged, leaving us no choice but to continue buying packaged food that’s not always reusable or recyclable,” In.gredients co-founder Christian Lane said in a press release . “Our goal is to reduce waste and promote health by ditching packaged and overly processed food altogether — revolutionizing grocery shopping as we know it.” Shoppers who visit In.gredients will find seasonal, organic and local foods in the kind of dry bulk bins usually reserved for specialty items. The store encourages shoppers to bring their own reusable containers, but I...

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