In an article published on July 5, 2016 by The Huffington Post, journalist Jenny Che reports on no-waste markets about to open up shop in the U.S. and Canada. The concept of such “zero-waste” retailers is that shoppers can pack and fill dry goods such as grains and spices, or liquids such as oils, vinegar, honey, and syrup, into their own containers. In this manner, the retailers “pre-empt waste from bags and packages by simply not offering them,” Che writes. The goal is to encourage shoppers to only buy the amount of produce they need. This approach shall help reduce food waste and unnecessary packaging. Grocery stores embracing the zero-waste concept have emerged in various European cities in recent years (FPF reported).
Jenny Che (July 5, 2016). “A whole new kind of grocery store is coming to the U.S.” The Huffington Post
Katie Pohlman (July 5, 2016). “Zero-waste markets hit the U.S.” EcoWatch