Original Unverpackt Aims to Become Germany's First Waste-Free Supermarket

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jun 10, 2014
References: original-unverpackt.de & gizmag
Original Unverpackt is a supermarket, set up by a team of budding entrepreneurs, that is aiming to become Germany's first package-free and waste-free supermarket. The supermarket will be located in the Friedrichshain Kreuzberg district of Berlin.

Original Unverpackt will seel food sourced from local suppliers as a means of reducing the high costs and pollution associated with long-distance transportation. The products will then be sold in bulk using gravity bins, upside-down containers fitted with levers that allow users to decide exactly how much product they want. Customers will be able to bring their own containers to take produce away, can borrow reusable containers from the store or can use bags made from recycled paper.

The supermarket will supply organic goods and low-cost products. Its supply chain is guided by a 'zero waste' philosophy that aims to reduce the consumption of resources like water and oil.