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Follow Friday: Zero-waste supermarket

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Germany is opening the first zero-waste supermarket: Original Unverpackt this summer. I LOVE this idea! I’m not sure how it will work for selling liquids (like milk) or semi-solids (like yoghurt) or frozen products but… Aside from these questions, it seems like an awesome idea.

Unfortunately, in Canada, we seem to be moving in the opposite direction. To save time people are buying more pre-washed and chopped produce. I cringe every time I walk past the cello-wrapped asparagus on the styrofoam tray. Why did someone decide that was a good idea? Asparagus will last for less time when stored like that than it will standing up in water like it was always sold in the past. And don’t even get me started on the vast quantity of perfectly good food that gets composted (at least it doesn’t go in the garbage anymore) just because its best before date is looming. Come on Canada, let’s take a page out of Germany’s book and try to reduce food waste at all levels.

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Author: Diana

I'm a registered dietitian from Nova Scotia, living and working in Ontario, Canada. My goal is to help people relearn how to have a healthy relationship with food.

5 thoughts on “Follow Friday: Zero-waste supermarket

  1. I’d really wish our Gov’t would do something about packaging in general. So much stuff we buy has non-essential excess packing. Hate that.

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    • It’s insane that we’re increasingly aware of the environmental damage that we’re causing to the planet, yet we keep upping the product packaging.

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  2. Isn’t this simply genius?! Sometimes I fantasize about opening my own grocery store. Very inspiring!

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  3. Pingback: Follow Friday: Food sharing | bite my words

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