The Establishment of Grocery Stores That Promote Zero Waste in The Philippines
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This petition aims to be able to establish the first zero-waste grocery store in the Philippines. The “fill-your-own-container” idea can save customers money by preventing them from overspending on food. Customers can bring their own containers, such as tubs and recycled bags—which are also sold at the store—and pay based on the weight of the products. In a landmark study, scientists have estimated that millions of tons of plastic waste go into the sea worldwide every year, with middle-income nations – including the Philippines – shown to be among the top contributors.This idea of a zero waste grocery store came from the example that the Germans have created with eco-conscious customers in mind. The idea of this new grocery store is that it creates zero waste by allowing customers to purchase exactly how much they need, reducing waste in their homes.
Researchers led by Jenna Jambeck of the University of Georgia calculated that out of the 275 million metric tons (MMT) of plastic waste coastal countries have produced in 2010, between 4.8 and 12.7 MMT entered the ocean.
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