The initial of its variety in the nation, this German supermarket strips away wasteful packaging and sells its products in bulk to buyers who bring or borrow recycled and reusable containers.
Set to open Berlin this summer time, Unique Unverpackt is to be the very first of a series of stores using a sustainable model related to co-ops but at a greater scale and aimed at mass marketplace consumers.
Nothing here comes in a disposable box, bag, jar – nothing is shrink-wrapped or tetra-packed. Bulk and gravity bins dot the isles and hang from the walls. Even beverage stations use refillable bottles.
Keeping the encounter minimum and simple, creators Sara Wolf and Milena Glimbovski are supplying just one particular range of each and every item kind, minimizing selection fatigue and focusing on good quality and simplicity.
Having crowdfunded more than one hundred,000 Euros to begin things out, the supermarket is tackling a sixteen-million-ton waste dilemma (just in Germany) but ultimately aims to make a worldwide impact as well, altering the way shoppers think about shopping and sustainability.