By encouraging customers to bring their own containers and fill them with real, local food, the in.gredients grocery store reduces food waste and packaging, while supporting local growers and building community spirit.
in.gredients provide customers with a solution to food and packaging waste while building community around a sustainable food system. Wherever possible, suppliers that provide produce in reusable containers are selected, and customers bring in any container to fill with their desired groceries.
The company operate on three principles: zero waste, local food and community. They buy produce from local growers wherever possible and have their own garden and outdoor space, where regular community events are held. This helps to build a community spirit and educate customers about the benefits of sustainable food production.
Why you should care
In USA, each person generates almost two kilos of trash per day. On average, in.gredients send less than 5 pounds of waste to landfill every month and encourage customers to shop for the exact amounts they need by filling their own containers. They send zero organic waste to landfill, using a series of steps to utilise food before it can’t be used. Any food that remains unused is composted and converted to fertilizer for their garden, as do leftover coffee grounds.