Do you find yourself getting annoyed by how much plastic packaging there is in supermarkets nowadays?
12 million tonnes of food waste is dumped in land fills each year
According to these studies, 12 million tonnes of food waste is dumped in land fills every year. That’s around a third of food which is bought – 75 per cent of which could be prevented, if there was a more efficient system in place.
This is exactly why German duo Sara Wolf and Milena Glimbovski decided to start up their own supermarket.
Original Unverpackt in Berlin, Germany is a zero-waste supermarket – which means they’ve gotten rid of all disposable packaging.
Everything from fruit, vegetables, pasta, dry grains can be bought using large refillable containers. Even shampoo and soap.
The aim of Original Unverpackt is not only to reduce the amount of packaging we use, but also encourage people to buy only what they need.
It’s not exactly cheap to shop at the Original Unverpackt.
Most of the products are organic therefore prices are higher, but one German newspaper reported that plenty of the food was equal or cheaper than your standard supermarket.
You know the phrase, ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’? Well, these ladies are doing just that.
We can only hope more groceries across Europe (and the world) will one day follow suit.