What it would take for a big box chain like Walmart to go package-free

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What it would take for a big box chain like Walmart to go package-free

It’s hard to picture now, but one day, something other than coronavirus might change your trip to the grocery store.

Imagine entering your nearest chain grocery store to find nuts, pasta, flour, and fresh produce sold exclusively in bulk, with high-tech measuring and distribution methods specific to each product. In the cleaning and houseware aisles, there’s laundry detergent, shampoo, and lotion getting dispensed into reusable bottles, which the store will clean upon return. 

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It’s not totally impossible. But for now, David Pinsky, a plastics campaigner at Greenpeace, notes that if consumers want package-free options, very few, if any, major retailers provide them.  Read more…

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