How can we avoid packaging waste?

Presently there is one more way to reduce garbage in Vienna. Actually it is nothing new. Our grandmas used to buy in such a way at the market. Now we come back to the roots.

Lunzer Maß-Greißlerei is the first zero waste shop in Austria, where you can buy fruits, vegetables, flour or oil, everything without plastic packaging. This is not only good for the environment, but you can take groceries in amounts you really need. All you need is some containers, such as glass jars or tupperware in that you can fill the goods. If you don’t have containers, you can buy some glass jars or recycled paper bags in the shop.

There’s no waste in nature. Waste is a human invention.

– in.gredients

This type of grocery store exists already in the USA, France (Bordeaux) and will be soon in Germany (Berlin).

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Surely this is a future-oriented, sustainable idea and we hope some day it becomes reality for everyone. But there are difficulties on the way, such as producing systems, buy and throw away- mentality and high prices, which have to be overcome.


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