Unpackaged is a grocery store in London which began its life as a market stall in 2006. The stores unique selling point is not only that it just stocks organic food, it also has no packaging whatsoever and encourages other retailers to do the same. In our current environmental climate there are ridiculous amounts of packaging going into landfill sites all over the world and it is only consumers and retailers who can put a stop to this. The Unpackaged shop has a cool, clean design and sells a huge choice of organic products including whole foods, dried fruit, nuts and seeds, herbs and spices, fruit, veg and what-not, as well as refillable oils, vinegar and wines. The store also encourages you to bring in your own containers which will save you 50p each time you shop!
This is definitely the route more grocery shops should go down! Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of packaging (more in the sense of creativity and artwork than practicality), but who seriously needs a vacuum packed cabbage, or plastic packaging for a carrot…they come from the dirt so why not sell them that way. And you have to admit, how much nicer do vegetables look in the way which this store displays them!
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