The world's first plastic-free grocery store opens in Amsterdam


If you're anything like me, you've been following the plastic-free movements quite carefully.  After a media push via Sir David Attenborough (watch Blue Planet if you haven't) and the Queen publicly announcing that she would ban plastic from the Palace, it seems as though everyone is hopping on board.

Most recently, I had the privilege of visiting the world's very first plastic free grocery aisle here in my home city of Amsterdam. Ekoplaza is onto something here: all of the "plastic-like" material packaging the foods pictured here is not in fact plastic. It's made of a variety of biodegradable components, which allow you to buy your favorite "packaged" items guilt-free, i.e. without destroying the earth in the process.  

The store also contains a number of glass of items, which they are quick to highlight is a much better alternative to plastic - and are reusable.

I hope to see much more of this in the future. We can all do better.