America’s first zero waste and package free grocery store, called in.grediants, will soon be making it’s debut in Austin, Texas this fall. Their plan is simple. They will be selling natural and locally grown food in bulk, while you, the consumer bring your own reusable packaging to take your groceries home in (or you can opt to use their compostable containers). Through this method of “precycling”, creating new waste is entirely avoided, which is quite significant owing to the fact that 40% of all waste in America is from packaging that is only used once.
Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! (and Precycle!)
-Jessica Olson, Sierra Club Beyond Coal/ Communications Intern