UnPackt, Singapore’s first zero-waste grocery, store is opening

The first zero-waste grocery store is launching in Singapore. Called UnPackt, the store’s goods will be sold without any packaging and customers will be encouraged to bring their own containers.

Dispensed in self-serve gravity bins to reduce food waste, dried food and cleaning supplies are to go on sale first, with plans to introduce fresh fruit and vegetables once sales volumes pick up. Goods will be priced lower than regular high street items, since they are packaging-free.

The store will be running a recycling scheme where cleaned containers can be donated and used by customers who visit the store without their own. Customers can also buy reusable containers at the store.

UnPackt is to open in the first week of May and is located on Jalan Kuras, in the commuter district of Ang Mo Kio.

More at Eco-Business, and tip of the hat to Bringo associate Nia Christy.