Amsterdam has just opened the world’s first plastic-free grocery store aisle with over 700 products, including fruits, vegetables, cereals, condiments, beverages, snacks, meats, and non-perishables. These items are all packaged in recyclable and biodegradable materials.

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This comes at a time when unnecessary plastic pollution is a growing global concern that is affecting our oceans, habitats and food chains.

The Dutch grocery store chain, Ekoplaza, is working on creating similar aisles in 70 of their other branches Read more story.