You don't have to be a tree hugger or grow out your arm pit hair to go green,EVERYONE is going green now! Green is not only chic now,it's necessary for everyone to do their share and be eco-responsible. Now, there's a great store in London,called UNPACKAGED that believes that most packaging is unnecessary so they are doing something about it.
Unpackaged in London is the better way for you to buy organic wholefoods and environmentally friendly products for your home.If you bring your own CONTAINERS the price is cheaper,but if you forget they also offer reusable containers that you can bring back next time.
The shop sells everything in bulk and has banned almost all packaging, encouraging shoppers to bring their own containers and rewarding them with a discount for doing so.Unpackaged is an organic grocery that rewards you for bringing your own containers for refills. Save money and the environment!
The Problem with Packaging
Whilst some packaging is necessary in our modern industrialized food chain, unnecessary packaging is a waste:
Cost: Unnecessary packaging increases the price of the goods you buy. It means you are charged twice; first when you buy over packaged goods and then through your council tax to dispose of your rubbish.
Waste: Unnecessary packaging is a waste of resources at every level: to produce, store and transport, remove and to dispose of.
Pollution: The two main methods of disposing of this packaging – landfill and incineration – are major pollutants for humans and the environment and release greenhouse gases.
What about recycling?
While some packaging is recycled, most ends up in landfill sites and some packaging is just difficult and often impossible to recycle. According to government figures, landfill sites for London’s non-hazardous rubbish are likely to be full by the end of next year and other landfill sites in the South East will run out of capacity by early 2013. In 2008, Islington Council achieved a recycling rate of only 30% showing that more radical solutions are needed over and above recycling. Recycling is certainly part of the solution, but it will only work if we use less packaging in the first place and adopt more reusable ways of doing things- it is this ethos of reuse that Unpackaged is based on.
Reduce by only buying what you need
Reuse by bringing your containers for a refill
Recycle what you can’t reuse
And… if you can’t reuse or recycle it then don’t buy it!
Unpackaged is located in Islington:
42 Amwell Street
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