A packaging-free supermarket has opened in London!
It’s called Bulk Market and stocks food, drink, and other yummy bits just like every other supermarket, but all with zero packaging.
Instead, customers are asked to bring their own reusable bags, pots, glass jars, tins, and other things to help carry their food home in.
It was set up to reduce waste caused by materials like plastic, and to help the environment.
They say plastic is a material designed to last forever but that it’s mainly used for single-use items.
Every bit of plastic ever made still exists somewhere, whether it’s a single-use plastic water bottle, disposable hot drink cup, or carrier bags!
Bulk Market is a social enterprise on a mission to tackle food and packaging waste, supporting suppliers who are making a difference to people’s lives and the environment.
They recommend following five rules to help cut your waste!
First of all, refuse – don’t take any packaging! – then reduce, reuse, recycle, and rot (compost). That’s all so we can make the most of the resources we have available.
The store was founded by a lady called Ingrid Caldironi, who was inspired by a woman in New York in America.
She decided to ditch plastic and try and produce zero waste for as long as she could. That was four years ago and all of the rubbish she’s created over that time fits in to this tiny, tiny glass jar!
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