Brilliant post on the emergence of a store created to be at the heart of the community, and aiming to make environmentally-aware shopping mainstream, desirable and convenient.
This builds on the whole ethos of provinding services locally2u, forget the words ‘eco’ or ‘green’ and ‘plastic bags made from 33% recycled material’, how about going back to the good old days of community shops where products are locally-grown and packaging is provided by the customer or only used as a necessity…
At Unpackaged, we’re not in the business of ‘greenwashing’, we’ll tell you honestly what we are doing now, as a small organisation, and what we hope to do in the future.
We are developing an extensive sustainability policy based on our triple bottom line which will be transparent, measurable and cover every aspect of our business. This will be published and we will provide regular updates on our progress, always striving to improve our performance and look for new and better ways to work. The policy will cover, in depth, the following elements of our business:
- Use of any packaging
- Energy consumption
- Community involvement
More commentary can be found here at PSFK…