The Supermarket With No Packaging…

One of the things that really gets my goat when it comes to food shopping is unnecessary packaging. I HATE seeing fresh veggies so shrink wrapped in plastic that you have no idea of the freshness of the product.  Not to mention all the waste! That plastic is getting dumped and therefore polluting our water, our soil, our oceans and harming wildlife. There is just no need for it!

So it was great to see this video (below) about a supermarket in Germany that’s done away with disposable packaging.

Now, let’s be honest, this isn’t a unique idea. Our grandparents didn’t have to contend with masses of plastics when buying their food.  They bought it direct from the source, at farmers markets or local shops. I remember there being a fabulous shop in Newport when I was a kid (not that long ago – honest) that served loose flours, cereals, nuts and dried fruits, so you only had to have (and pay for) what you needed.

So back to  Original Unverpackt, a supermarket whose ethos is to enforce a zero waste policy by not selling anything in disposable bags, jars or boxes. Take a look at these before and after shots – definitely food for thought…



Like I’ve said, it’s not a new concept but it is one that needs to be revived and made mainstream. What do you think?

Author: Rachael

I'm a journalist and creative consultant. I write about how busy women (just like you) can live, work and eat - better.

2 thoughts on “The Supermarket With No Packaging…”

  1. I love this post, unnecessary packaging really annoys me. Most of it for convenience to shoppers who would rather pick up a £1 bag of bananas than select a loose bunch, probably for half the price! x

  2. I love this idea! I hate unnecessary packaging, it really gets my goat! It would mean big time re-educating for a lot of people, but I think we could easily cut a lot of the unnecessary plastic out especially when it comes to fresh fruit and veg, with minimum disruption. I’m all for it! When are you standing for election 😉

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