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Supermarket Axes Packaging

Food packaging and food packaging supplies are everywhere we look. They play an important role in the protection and shelf life of food so that it can be transported long distances and kept fresh for as long as possible. The development of food packaging over the years has enabled us to break the boundaries in food distribution but one supermarket in Germany is taking us back a notch or two. 

Berlin duo Sara Wolf and Milena Glimbovski have launched their very own supermarket where packaging is non-existent. You won’t find tinned food, shampoo and other toiletries but loose groceries including vegetables, bread and fruit will be available. The idea behind the supermarket, to reduce the amount of waste produced to in turn reduce the amount of harm inflicted on our planet. With so much speculation over the destruction of our world due to our misdemeanours, environmentalists, homeowners and businesses alike are working hard to be green

You may by now be asking yourself, if nothing is packaged and packaging isn’t provided, how on earth do you get your groceries home? The answer is simple, any person wishing to purchase food from the store is advised to take along their own container or a number of containers.  On arrival this is weighed and a sticker is issued for the tub.  Customers are then free to fill their box with the foods they need.  Being able to take loose items allows you to take only what you need to avoid any wastage. Once the box is filled with your desired amount of food simply take it to the checkout where they will deduct the weight of your box from the final cost. 

The stickers given to you on arrival are fairly durable and will withstand a number of washes before needing to be replaced. This makes it easy for you to walk straight into the store without having to get your box weighed. When the sticker does become past its best simply take your box back to the weigh in counter. 

The women running the shop have said that they would like to offer consumers an alternative way to do their shopping. You won’t find toiletries, ready meals and other modern day foods found in everyday supermarkets but you will find a variety of fresh produce that can be used on a daily basis. 

This isn’t the first time this idea has been brought into the limelight, first introduced in Austin, Texas and then seen again in London.  Unfortunately the shop in London closed down after their original idea was changed to include a bar and restaurant.  

 


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Supermarket Axes Packaging

Food packaging and food packaging supplies are everywhere we look. They play an important role in the protection and shelf life of food so that it can be transported long distances and kept fresh for as long as possible. The development of food packaging over the years has enabled us to break the boundaries in food distribution but one supermarket in Germany is taking us back a notch or two. 

Berlin duo Sara Wolf and Milena Glimbovski have launched their very own supermarket where packaging is non-existent. You won’t find tinned food, shampoo and other toiletries but loose groceries including vegetables, bread and fruit will be available. The idea behind the supermarket, to reduce the amount of waste produced to in turn reduce the amount of harm inflicted on our planet. With so much speculation over the destruction of our world due to our misdemeanours, environmentalists, homeowners and businesses alike are working hard to be green

You may by now be asking yourself, if nothing is packaged and packaging isn’t provided, how on earth do you get your groceries home? The answer is simple, any person wishing to purchase food from the store is advised to take along their own container or a number of containers.  On arrival this is weighed and a sticker is issued for the tub.  Customers are then free to fill their box with the foods they need.  Being able to take loose items allows you to take only what you need to avoid any wastage. Once the box is filled with your desired amount of food simply take it to the checkout where they will deduct the weight of your box from the final cost. 

The stickers given to you on arrival are fairly durable and will withstand a number of washes before needing to be replaced. This makes it easy for you to walk straight into the store without having to get your box weighed. When the sticker does become past its best simply take your box back to the weigh in counter. 

The women running the shop have said that they would like to offer consumers an alternative way to do their shopping. You won’t find toiletries, ready meals and other modern day foods found in everyday supermarkets but you will find a variety of fresh produce that can be used on a daily basis. 

This isn’t the first time this idea has been brought into the limelight, first introduced in Austin, Texas and then seen again in London.  Unfortunately the shop in London closed down after their original idea was changed to include a bar and restaurant.  

 


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