A zero-waste grocery store …. online!
Some end up in our oceans, in our forests or just about anywhere but … in our garbage cans! At this rate, the “blue planet” is about to become the waste planet. Their excessive production does not facilitate their recycling, which is not always simple and automatic.
Food Waste: A Major Problem
Canada has the highest per capita waste generation rate among OECD member countries. As for Quebec, each inhabitant would produce 396 kg of residual materials, of which only 88 kg are sent for selective collection.
Globally, according to the latest report commissioned by the World Bank in 2018, “What a waste 2.0”, we are talking about 2.01 billion tonnes of waste per year. The rapid urbanization of developing countries is also accelerating the process. To hope to alleviate this problem, it is therefore essential to change not only our production methods but also our way of consuming.
BocoBoco, an online grocery store seems to offer a significant solution!
Zero waste for zero hassle
In 2018, Lauren Rochas and Martin Le Bas, two French people based in Montreal, launched BocoBoco, an online grocery store that generates no waste at all. They want to make it possible to access healthy products without food packaging, particularly through an e-commerce site.
The food will be delivered to your home in returnable containers. Due to ecological concerns, the products are local and distributed by ecological means of transports, like bicycles or electric cars!
Its consignment concept, therefore, generates no waste and contributes to the protection of the environment on its scale. This atypical grocery store aims to reduce the amount of garbage sent to the selective collection by 28 kilograms per inhabitant.For putting innovation at the service of ecology, Bocoboco has been awarded many times. For example, the company won the Novae prize for innovation and won the zero waste competition organized by the city of Montreal. The city also awarded the company a $50,000 grant.
The actions we take daily can improve everyone’s environmental footprint. So there are no more clicks to lose!
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