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Canada Opens First Zero Waste Grocery Store

The store offers items like eggs in reusable baskets and dairy products in glass jars.

Green, a plastic-and-packaging-free grocery store in Salt Spring Island, B.C., opened to the public in June. Green is Canada’s first permanent zero waste grocery store, and it offers items like eggs in reusable baskets and dairy products in glass jars.

Zero waste grocery stores are popping up around the globe, and you can read all about them here.

Global News has more information:

The country’s first permanent zero-waste grocery store has opened on Salt Spring Island.

Green, which was created by Crystle Lehky, opened to customers in June.

Eggs come in reusable baskets, dairy products are packaged in glass jars and all the produce is locally sourced. And, according to Lehky, it all comes at a price that is comparable to more traditional grocery stores.

Read the full story here.

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