America’s First Zero-Packaging Grocery Store to Come to Austin

By Kelsey – June 1, 2011

Choices we make at the grocery store have a big impact on our health. The same choices also impact the environment– it’s easy to forget how unnecessary is the plastic wrap, box and individual wrapper that surround your daily energy bar.

But a new grocery store plans to change the way we buy and consume our food. Austin residents will be the first in the US to welcome the zero-waste grocery store in.gredients– coming in October. And in addition to reducing waste, the store also aims to improve consumer health by eliminating processed and other junk foods.

Check out this article for full details. Here’s an excerpt:

“Truth be told, what’s normal in the grocery business isn’t healthy for consumers or the environment,” in.gredients co-founder Christian Lane said. “In addition to the unhealthiness associated with common food processing, 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.”


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