Couple open Britain's first zero-waste supermarket - where all packaging is BANNED

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Couple open Britain's first zero-waste supermarket - where all packaging is BANNED

Post by HoratioTarr on Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:50 pm




An eco-warrior couple have launched Britain's first zero-waste supermarket, where all packaging is banned.
Richard Eckersley, 28, and wife Nicola, 27, have opened up a shop called Earth.Food.Love. in Totnes, Devon, after being inspired by a similar store in Berlin.
Their products are stored in dispensers, with customers required to take their own pots and jars to fill up.
The couple now hope to open more outlets in London and Birmingham, following the success of their first store.

Everyday supermarket items such as packets of crisps are also on the banned list as they can have up to seven layers of wrapping.
However, the store has other features that aren't available at your regular supermarket.


Richard said: 'By far our most popular attraction of the shop is the 'grind-your-own' nut butter machines.
'Filled with both almonds and peanuts, you can re-use your nut butter jar again and again and again, each time filling it with delicious, sticky goodness that's been ground right in front of you.'
Richard said that he and wife Nicole decided to open the store after being inspired by German anti-waste outlet Unperfekthaus.
'We walked in and immediately thought, why doesn't this exist in the UK?,' Richard said.
'We came back to the UK and decided to open our own sustainable store. We wanted to go somewhere that we felt would make a difference to the local community - that's why we moved to Devon.'
Explaining what he and wife Nicola hope to achieve, he added: 'It's not about price for us. We don't want to stock items just for the sake of it, it has to be ethical.
'At the same time, we don't want to compete with local farms - there are many around here that sell fresh produce already.
'We're adding products all of the time, but the supplier has to be right for us. We want to live in a world where consuming doesn't have to cost the earth.
'We believe returning to these simple ways will benefit not only our health, but the planets too.'
The shop also uses energy supplied by Gloucestershire-based Ecotricity, who produce clean, renewable gas and electricity.


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Post by eddie on Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:02 pm

Brilliant!!! There are quite a few people who refuse to buy anything packaged. They take their own Tupperware tubs and ask for minced beef, chicken fillets etc, to be put into those from the deli counter.

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Post by HoratioTarr on Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:37 pm

eddie wrote:Brilliant!!! There are quite a few people who refuse to buy anything packaged. They take their own Tupperware tubs and ask for minced beef, chicken fillets etc, to be put into those from the deli counter.

I keep meaning to stand at the checkout, ripping all the packaging off the food after it's scanned and chucking it on the supermarket floor saying 'You fucking deal with this wasteful shit because you've created it and encouraged it. Why should it fill up my bins!' Then flouncing out.
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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:37 am



There are already health food shops, grocers and wholesalers that encourage people to take their own containers and bags...

This is simply "taking it to the next level.."

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Post by eddie on Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:00 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
eddie wrote:Brilliant!!! There are quite a few people who refuse to buy anything packaged. They take their own Tupperware tubs and ask for minced beef, chicken fillets etc, to be put into those from the deli counter.

I keep meaning  to stand at the checkout, ripping all the packaging off the food after it's scanned and chucking it on the supermarket floor saying 'You fucking deal with this wasteful shit because you've created it and encouraged it. Why should it fill up my bins!'     Then flouncing out.

Ooooh if you do....will you film it? cheers

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