Zero-Waste Supermarket in Austin, TX

In.gredients: America's First Zero-Waste Grocery Store

For the most environmentally conscious of foodies, compostable silverware just isn't enough. Case in point? In.gredients, soon to be the country's first-ever zero-waste, no-packaging supermarket.

In.gredients, which is slated to open this Fall in Austin, TX, plans to specialize in fresh produce, dairy, beverages, dry bulk goods, and household toiletries and cleaners. Shoppers will not only be required to bring tote bags to take home groceries with, but they'll also need to bring reusable containers to purchase foods such as grains, nuts, spices, and coffee from the store's bulk inventory. For more details on the store concept, keep reading.

If successful, the grocer's no-waste goal will be no small feat, considering one throws away 13 pieces of nonrecyclable, single-use packages just when making a batch of cookies. Check out the video below, then tell me in the comments: what do you think of the concept? Is it noble, or far too idealistic?

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