Switch online supermarket over plastic packaging?

Alex Zilber
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Would you switch your online supermarket for the one that allows you to control / reduce the amount of plastic packaging in your grocery shopping
Yes, but only if this option is free
Yes, even if it means I spend a bit more on my grocery shopping
I have already done that


Entrepreneur and Product Geek
OMG! I recently moved to the UK and been doing mostly online shopping. The amount of plastic packaging is i-n-s-a-n-e! I'm not sure i'll be willing to pay MORE just for less packaging but definitely want to be able to reduce it.
@ryonatan yes agreed, and most of the time you can’t tell anything about thr packaging while shopping online. Where did you move from though, is it any better there?
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@alex_zilber I moved from NY and I don't remember the packaging was this bad but TBH I'm shopping online for groceries more here than there.
@ryonatan right, I see. So here only Tesco has a public api for its products and info about packaging isn’t on it. Never explored American supermarkets for that. We are building an app for recording (and ultimately reducing ) one’s plastic footprint hence the question. Connecting to that info via an api is of course the best way to automate, as for now we have to rely on people entering packaging info manually
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@alex_zilber how about using Trax (or other solutions that use computer vision to monitor shelves on supermarkets)
@ryonatan interesting, thx for the tip
Unfortunately, we rarely pay attention to packaging when buying groceries or other household necessities. We are more interested in what is inside in most cases. However, a significant proportion of the waste pollutes our planet. That is why I changed the packaging mechanism of goods at my factory and changed the equipment with the help ofhttps://www.spackmachine.com/ . The easiest way to prevent packaging waste is to think about whether it is needed at all. Therefore, many supermarkets are gradually abandoning the use of unnecessary plastic films.