It may come as no surprise that the hometown of Whole Foods' global HQ and a number of other well-loved foodie havens like Central Market, Wheatsville Co-op, and lovely farmers' markets, is about to unveil the first packaging-free store in the U.S.At Re-Nest, we've seen the likes of it before at Unpackaged in London, but I'm excited to live in the same city as the first store of its kind in the States. In.gredients will offer package-free, organic, local, and sustainably-sourced items. Their goal is to create a zero-waste food store, and to top it all off, shoppers can elect that a portion of their purchase goes to charity.
In.gredients is still in its formative stages, so if you're hoping to have a hand in shaping its future, check out their website, where you can learn more about their business and even donate (or become an investor) for the cause.
Have you heard any murmurs of similar stores cropping up in your area? Would you become a regular shopper?