A British grocery store chain has launched an 11-week trial called Waitrose Unpacked offering an assortment of package-free products that customers can put in their own refillable containers. The trial features the usual items, like produce, coffee beans and dried goods like pasta, rice, grains and nuts. But they also have a pick and mix bar with frozen fruits, refillable dish and dishwasher detergents and wine and beer refills. The unpackaged foods and goods are not just great for the environment, but they’re cheaper too. We pay for all of that excessive packaging. The Department of Agriculture makes the rules for grocery stores in Oregon, I’d like to see them adjust rules to allow stores to do the same.

British grocery store goes package-free for 11-week trial