Vancouver's first zero waste grocery store opens next week (PHOTOS)

Jun 14 2018, 4:30 pm

Vancouver’s first zero waste grocery store, Nada (formerly Zero Waste Market), is about to open its doors after a successful crowdfunding campaign that brought the project to life.

This waste-free grocery store was operating using a pop-up store model for a few years, but the brick and mortar location at 675 E Broadway is finally going to be ready for customers on June 20.

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Nada will be all food – plain and simple.

No packaging, no confusing labels with unrecognizable ingredients – just local grub and products that support the health of our bodies, our economy, and our planet.

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Nada aims to eliminate excess waste, so the idea is you head to the East Van retail store, bring your own containers, and buy as little or as much as you need.

Products that will be chosen based on certain including ensuring fair wages to growers and producers, use of responsible farming practices, and the overall environmental and carbon footprints of the products, just like they have been for the pop-up events.

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Nada shared that some of the products available during their opening week will include baked goods, spices, deli and frozen items, dry goods, produce, refrigerated items, and cleaning and personal care products too.

For their first week, Nada will be open from June 20 to June 26 from 10 am to 7 pm.

Nada

Address: 675 East Broadway, Vancouver

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