Back to Specialty Food News

Virginia Grocer Emphasizes Zero Waste

Dispenser with beans and legumes

A zero-waste grocer called Trace—The Zero Waste Store in Vienna, Virginia endeavors to inspire customers to embrace a sustainable lifestyle, both for the planet and the local community, according to local news source WTOP News.

“We are the only full-service bulk, refill, and zero waste store in Fairfax County,” said Mala Persaud, the store’s owner. “What we’re trying to do is help people get in front of the plastic pollution problem.”

The location features many offerings of a traditional grocery store without the packaging, according to the report. Customers are expected to bring their own storage containers so they don’t have to throw away any wrappers or single-use packages.

The store offers cereals and granolas; pulses, legumes, and beans; grains and pastas; nuts; seeds and snacks; dried fruits; herbs; spices; baking needs; and cleaning supplies; according to the website. It also merchandises oils and vinegars. Full Story

Image: Trace