A supermarket in Amsterdam has an aisle with more than 700 grocery items — and no plastic


The store, Ekoplaza, said it is the first of its kind to have an entire aisle without plastic packaging.  Instead, food is displayed in glass, metal and cardboard containers, as well as materials that can be composted.

While some of the packaging may look plastic, it’s actually a biofilm made of trees and plants that will break down within 12 weeks in a home composter.

The products in the plastic-free section include: meat, rice, sauces, milk, chocolate, yogurt and fresh fruit and vegetables.