This is how you carry your unpackaged treasures home:
Paper bag. Can be recycled in the paper waste. For those street smarts, put it in your pocket folded and use one bag multiple times.
Fruit bag. The small handle bags from the roll are made of plastic. But using them multiple times also saves packaging waste. Tip: Stick labels on top of each other on the bag – or temporarily on your wallet.
Reusable nets. You can buy these small white bags with pull straps in almost all supermarkets. Tip: These bags are not only suitable for fruit and vegetables, but also for bread and rolls. They are washable, too.
Loose. Zucchini, fennel or peppers are often just “tied” with a band or marked with a label or organic branding. In this case, the label is simply “milled” into the skin. That’s all the packaging they need.
Glass bottles. Supermarkets don’t have unpackaged liquids yet. But the bottles are suitable for milk vending machines at the farmer’s or stores with food for self-dispensing.
Glass containers or jars. Ideal for shopping at the fresh food counter or at the unpackaged station. Unfortunately, they are comparatively heavy.
Plastic containers. Reusable containers save huge amounts of plastic waste and are lighter than glass containers. The clever ones take their labeled storage containers with them when they go shopping and can put them back in the cupboard when full.