While local, organic food is hardly groundbreaking, a group of people from Austin, Texas have started In.gredients, the first grocery store in the United States not only sells local, organic food but also has no packaging or waste.
Austin locals brings their own Mason jars and bags to In.gredients, fill them with as much or as little as they want, weigh them and then pay. Not only does doing away with packaging reduce waste but it also lowers the cost of groceries. And by sourcing the food locally, In.gredients is more sustainable than most grocery stores and supports farms and businesses in the area. In.gredients offers all the grocery store necessities such as fruits and vegetables, grains and flour, milk and cheese, wine and beer, herbs and spices, sugars and oils.
In.gredients may only have one store south of the border now but we are willing to bet the idea is going to grow.
Source : GOOD