You In?

A package-free, zero-waste, crowd-sourced grocery store is in the works in Austin? Holy hyphens!

The store, In.gredients, will open at some point in 2011, as long as their funding outreach progresses.

I’m excited to see this store come to fruition, as it seems like a model for other grocers to aim for. I have one small caveat, though: I don’t demonize all food packaging, because it can prevent food from being damaged, and, eventually, wasted.

That said, I’m guessing that most of the packaging avoided at In.gredients won’t fit that description. And, of course, I’m all for zero-waste with food, be it via donation and composting or anaerobic digestion with the inedible stuff.

Anyway, check out the jaunty video to see the hyphens come to life:

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  1. Posted June 29, 2011 at 5:54 am | Permalink

    I’m so jealous of people who live in Austin. I would LOVE to have a store like that here. Perhaps they’ll expand eastward?

  2. Posted June 29, 2011 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    I know–all that cool music and tasty food…and now this?! I know the people behind this venture a little, and I’m sure they’d be happy to have it catch on and spread…

  3. Posted July 4, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    You are perfectly right ! It is totally unresponsable to waste at this point.
    In France, people view to you as a “vieux con”* when you adopt a consciousnes behaviour.
    *maybe translating “old winer”?

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