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I started Up Shift Recycling in 2010 and has grown it to one of the largest recyclers of electronic waste. A “recovering lawyer”, I am a graduate of the University of Western Ontario in a combined LL.B. and Honours Business Administration. My goal is to build a great international organization that is the company of choice for local, national and international: e-waste collection; IT value recovery; data destruction; useable parts and item trading; end-of-life e-waste processing; and e-scrap trading services. When not recycling electronics (which doesn’t happen often), I can be found exploring the world with my husband and daughter.

UK grocery selling a range of goods w/o packaging

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Single-use plastic bags are steadily being ditched around the globe, with Tanzania the latest in a list of 91 to bring in some form of plastic bag ban.

In another move away from plastic, some supermarkets are experimenting with selling food without any packaging at all. For 11 weeks, one supermarket of the British chain Waitrose will do just that - encouraging customers to bring their own containers to fill up on everything from beer to frozen fruit.

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Waitrose is running the pilot scheme at its Oxford branch until August 18, to test concepts that the retailer says could"save thousands of tonnes of packaging and plastic".

The Refill Zones offer 28 products including pasta, rice and grains, as well as beer, wine and coffee.
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Wouldn't it be great if supermarkets across the globe do this?
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Would be great if every shop started using this.
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NO THANKS. I WILL CONTINUE TO ONLY USE SINGLE USE PLASTIC. AND FAIL TO COMPLY WITH RECYCLING.
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Use to be called a fill up shop. My mum use to fill up with peanut butter and other things. The shop was at Box Hill Victoria. That was about 55 years ago, nothing new.
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This was around in the 80's.
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So basically the same as weigh n save that closed down decades ago?
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Now this is useful! Unlike developing ai and robots getting your job
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What material are the pasta holders made from? What is tubaware made from, great idea make ever more plastic.
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its nothing new, but they charge to too much, & they buy with no packaging in bulk. but keep all the markup that's why it don,t work do it lol
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The Pão de Açúcar supermarket has been used this idea since last year, here in Brazil.
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Good but the complete chain from production to transportation to shipping to the customer should be greener. That’s where the major source of pollution comes from.
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Businesses need to reinvent and restrategize to be sustainable if they want to continue to do business in the future and tap into profits.
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