Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Dutch supermarket introduces plastic-free aisle

plastic-free aisle

Ekoplaza is set to become world’s first plastic-free supermarket in Amsterdam.

 It is claiming to go on without plastic on over 700 of its grocery items including rice, meat, dairy, chocolate, sauces, fruits, cereals, vegetables and chocolates.

 Instead of plastic, customers will be able to buy those groceries in glass, metal and cardboard containers or in biodegradable containers.

Ekoplaza uses a biofilm package that looks like plastic but is made from trees and plants. It can break down within 12 weeks using a home composter.

Each year more than 300m tonnes of plastic is  produced globally and only 10 percent is recycled. Most of it ends up in waterways or sit in landfills for hundreds of years.

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