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Zero Waste shops reduce the packaging to the strictly essential, provide products with more sustainable packaging materials or eliminate packaging altogether. The customers use their own reusable containers when shopping. This type of store usually also incorporates other sustainable practices, such as sourcing organic or local products. It is estimated that each one of these stores avoid, on average, 1 tonne of packaging per year.
Most packaging, from cosmetics to food, is disposable after one single use, which is a waste of resources. This causes massive amounts of plastic, paper, or mixed waste and pollution. Plastic litter in nature can break down into smaller microplastics, contaminating the soil and water. According to Eurostat, the EU generated 177.2 kg of packaging waste per resident in 2020 , with paper and cardboard as the main materials wasted.
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Original Unverpackt (Germany): https://original-unverpackt.de/
Robuust (Belgium) https://berobuust.com/
FOIFI Zero Waste (Switzerland) https://foifi.ch/
Zo Zero (Netherlands) https://zozero.nl/
Maria Granel (Portugal) https://www.mariagranel.com/
Magazin Zero Waste (Romenia) https://magazinzerowaste.ro/
Roots Zero Waste Cosmetics (Latvia) https://www.rootscosmetics.eu/
Ieber (Latvia): https://www.ieber.lv/
Bumerang (Spain) https://www.youbumerang.com/en