FEATURE: Japan’s plastic waste problem spurring grocery shopping novelty

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Kyodo News

Japanese shoppers are increasingly being given the opportunity to take reusable containers to buy food and other items by weight or volume to reduce the amount of plastic packaging they take home from the supermarket while cutting down on food wastage. Consumers in Japan are faced with an overwhelming amount of plastic packaging when shopping at supermarkets as compared to other countries, leading certain companies and their loyal customers to make an environmentally-friendly change. In various areas of the country, people are bringing their own reusable containers to stores and buying just wh…

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