Zero Waste Grocery Store

Published 05/31 2014 02:25PM

Updated 06/03 2014 09:02AM

courtesy: Original Unverpackt
Item: This German grocery store, known as Original Unverpackt, doesn’t sell anything that comes in a disposable box, bag, jar, or other container. It leaves the traditional supermarket model behind in favor of grains in bulk bins, attractively displayed produce that’s not shrink-wrapped or stored in tetra packs, and beverage stations just waiting for refillable bottles.

Why it Matters: Original Unverpackt has taken greening and waste management to a whole other level and made it easy for their consumer to take part, which is inherent in the design and presentation of their store. Moving forward, green and eco-friendly are becoming expected; they are no longer buzzwords or perks. The average company integrates eco-design into everything they do and is forward thinking. Not keeping that in mind when planning is no longer neutral. It’s detrimental.

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