Customers Bring Their Own Containers to This Package-Free Market in England

There are many ways to reduce your environmental impact while grocery shopping, from bringing your own reusable bags to limiting your list to items you know you’ll actually eat. At Earth.Food.Love in Devon, England, eco-friendliness is part of the store design. As Business Insider reports, every product sold in the building requires customers to provide their own packaging.

Richard Eckersley opened the market with his wife Nicola after making a name for himself in a very different line of work. Eckersley is best known from his days as a professional soccer player for Manchester United, but he was recently inspired to shift his career focus toward helping the planet. “Every time you make a purchase, you cast a vote for the kind of world you wish to live in,” Richard and Nicola write on the business's website. “We want that world to be sustainable, clean, and thriving for our future generations to enjoy.”

Earth.Food.Love was conceived with those future generations in mind—including Richard and Nicola’s 15-month-old daughter Willow. The shop’s all-organic inventory is divided into bins and jars that customers can access by lifting lids or turning spigots. In the dried goods section they’ll find nuts, cereals, beans, spices, chocolates, and baking ingredients. The store even sells liquids by the milliliter, like vinegars and syrups. To take some home, shoppers can bring their own containers or purchase one of the pots sold on-site. After stocking up on groceries they can move on to the toiletry selections, which include package-free toothbrushes and toothpaste.

The Eckersley family based their business on a similar supermarket they visited in Berlin, Germany, but packaging-free grocery stores can be found around the world. To find one near you, you can search for your location in the online zero-waste index Bepakt.

[h/t Business Insider]

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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