The first zero-waste grocery store in the world opened recently in Germany. Everyone seems to be excited about this fact. Not all people are aware that 80% of the items sold in the supermarkets are wrapped in toxic packaging. Also Americans still produce around 3 pounds of trash each day which is surely a big issue.
So, in order to eliminate food-packaging waste before it gets into our shopping carts is the success behind Original Unvertpackt which is actually the supermarket aforementioned that takes things into zero-waste territory and encourages the consumers to tote reusable containers to the store. These stores do not sell anything which comes in a disposable box, bag, jar, or some other container. Then, instead of shelf after shelf of boxed items, it utilizes bulk bins, attractively displayed produce not being shrink wrapped or stored in tetra packs, and beverage stations for refillable water bottles. The owners of this supermarket want the consumers to have a choice about how much food they buy and also eliminating the unnecessary waste connected to the packaging. Should this concept be implemented throughout America, or the rest of the world?