Take a tour through the aisles of Ottawa's first 'zero waste' grocery store

By Michael Enright, CBC News Ottawa, November 12, 2017

It's the kind of list you don't want to find your country on. But Canada is right near the top of the world, in the amount of garbage we produce per person.

You don't have to look far to find a major culprit: ridiculous packaging.

We buy yogurt in plastic tubs in cardboard boxes. Metal cans of tomato sauce and fruit in little styrofoam jackets. Laundry soap in envelopes in a bag in a box.

Valerie Leloup knows packaging better than most. But her new store has absolutely none of it.


Connect with us