NADA Grocery: Zero waste store taking steps to an “unpackaged future”

Life & Soul Magazine

An “unpackaged future” is what NADA Grocery store is aiming for in its mission to change the way people shop for groceries.

The package-free grocery store, which operates at in-store pop-ups and farmers’ markets in and around Vancouver, have their customers use cloth bags, plastic containers, and other types of storage to purchase food by weight. This approach eliminates unnecessary packaging and ensures that customers purchase only what they need.

NADA, which plans to open their first permanent location in Vancouver, B.C in the coming months, works with local food providers to ensure responsibly sourced produce for its customers.

NADA was founded by marine biologist and self-proclaimed “zero waste nerd”, Brianne Miller, who witnessed first hand the’s world’s problem with plastic in the oceans, the majority of which is waste associated with food packaging. The insight and experience led Brianne Miller to set up NADA in 2013.

Brianne Miller says: “We [NADA] don’t want…

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