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in.gredients A Zero Waste, Package Free Grocery Store

By Macki West |

Sometimes I walk into the grocery store and take a good long look around at all the packaging. Do it on your next trip. It’s shocking to think about the boxes of pouches of food that will all end up in a landfill. I don’t buy a lot of processed foods, but I still end up with a lot of packaging that gets tossed or recycled. Just look at a frozen meal, the box, then the tray the food is in all gets tossed. I’m not talking just gross TV dinners, I’m talking the healthy, organic frozen stuff from fancy grocers. It’s not all terrible for you, but it is terrible for our environment.

One store in Austin Texas called in.gredients is thinking of our future by offering zero waste and zero packaging. How do they do it? It’s really quite simple…

You bring in your own containers and weigh them empty. Then you fill your containers with what’s on your list and weigh it again and pay for the amount of food you purchase. Just imagine the bulk food section at your local store (although these seem to be disappearing).

The store offers products such as:

Produce – locally grown, organic and in season

Grains, flours, sugars, oils, spices, milk, cheese, beer, wine, cleaners, prepared foods, and more.

So cool!  I want a grocery store like this in my area.  If you live in Austin, Texas you are lucky enough to shop here.

Check out in.gredients for yourself!

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Macki West is a unique and original wild-woman at heart who happens to be wrapped around her three kids fingers. She founded Cool Mom Tips and contributes to Prudent Baby, Cooking With My Kid, Babble’s Family Kitchen, and Babble Pregnancy. Read bio and latest posts → Read Macki's latest posts →

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