Ekoplaza, an eco supermarket chain from the Netherlands, has released the first plastic-free pop-up store.
Ekoplaza LAB, which is attached to the Jan Pieter Heijestraat store of Ekoplaza, offers 680 products that are wrapped in paper, cardboard, and other alternatives with ecological certification. These include organic meat, rice, sauces, dairy products, fruits and vegetables.
"If we do not do anything about it, in 50 years we will have more plastic than fish in the oceans," Frans Timmermans, the vice president of the European Commision, told reporters in January.
Since the 1950s, 8,300 millions metric tons of plastic has been made, only nine percent which has been recycled.
Ekoplaza's initiative on creating the first plastic-free pop-up store comes at a time where the actions we take as consumers need to be rethought. The temporary space gives an idea of a new healthier and accessible way of living that will not only have a great impact for ourselves but also for the planet.
Where? Jan Pieter Heijestraat 105-109, Amsterdam