Løs Market, organic and packaging-free grocery store
Grandma Sita is at LØS Market, an organic and packaging-free grocery store 💚 that is located in Vesterbro, Copenhagen. When you shop at LØS market, you get 100% organic ingredients, and your money works for sustainability and minimal packaging. This sustainable approach store showed a great variety of how consumers can indulge themselves in a zero-waste concept ♻️
Grandma Sita needs some ingredients for our next cooking challenge: 3 course meal 💪 with Danish tomatoes 🍅😍🍅 Vegetarian recipes by Frøken Jensen 👩🍳📗 Grandma Sita is mad about Danish recipes😋 Stay tune for yummy meals to come 🙌
Check more info about Løs Market here ➡️ loes-market.dk
Løs Market – Vesterbro // Saxogade 77, 1662 København V
Opening hours // Weekdays: 11 – 19 & Sat – Sun: 10 – 17
- The Zero-Waste concept 💚
A zero-waste, or package-free supermarket, is a place where everything is sold without packaging. This is done to reduce waste and especially unnecessary plastic waste. Customers bring their own containers, fill them up with the products and then pay based on weight or volume.
How does it work? It is quite simple. You bring your own selection of containers – alternatively, they have some jars, bottles, and fabric bags there – and simply fill them up with what your heart desires. Here are the four easy steps:
1. Weigh your container and print the little label that states the empty weight – so it can be subtracted at the register.
2. Fill your container up with what you like – e.g. oats, muesli, or wine.
3. Repeat until you have all you need.
4. Go to the register and pay!
However, you cannot take your own bottles, but there are 250ml, 500ml and 700ml bottles available for a deposit – pay the first time and then exchange for a clean bottle next time around.
- What can be bought there?
Lots of things! The focus is on dry goods and pantry staples, such as pasta, rice and other grains, oats, different types of flours, sugar, nuts and seeds, muesli and breakfast cereals, coffee, and tea. There are snacks like cookie, also vegan, dried fruits, gummy bears etc.
You can also find tons of different spices. In another room, is space for liquid products: oils and vinegar, wines, and honey. There is a selection of seasonal vegetables and fruits available as well, and a separate section with soap bars and cleaning supplies. All products are 100% organic.
- DID YOU KNOW…
Plastics are a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic compounds that are malleable and so can be molded into solid objects. Plasticity is the general property of all materials which can deform irreversibly without breaking but, in the class of moldable polymers, this occurs to such a degree that their actual name derives from this specific ability.
Plastics are typically organic polymers of high molecular mass and often contain other substances. They are usually synthetic, most commonly derived from petrochemicals, however, an array of variants are made from renewable materials such as polylactic acid from corn or cellulosics from cotton linters.
In developed economies, about a third of plastic is used in packaging and roughly the same in buildings in applications such as piping, plumbing or vinyl siding. Other uses include automobiles (up to 20% plastic), furniture, and toys. In the developing world, the applications of plastic may differ, 42% of India’s consumption is used in packaging. Plastics have many uses in the medical field as well, with the introduction of polymer implants and other medical devices derived at least partially from plastic.
Worldwide, about 50 kg of plastic is produced annually per person, with production doubling every ten years.
The world’s first fully synthetic plastic was bakelite, invented in New York in 1907, by Leo Baekeland who coined the term “plastics”. Many chemists have contributed to the materials science of plastics, including Nobel laureate Hermann Staudinger who has been called “the father of polymer chemistry” and Herman Mark, known as “the father of polymer physics”.
The success and dominance of plastics starting in the early 20th century led to environmental concerns regarding its slow decomposition rate after being discarded as trash due to its composition of large molecules. Toward the end of the century, one approach to this problem was met with wide efforts toward recycling.
The presence of plastics, particularly microplastics, within the food chain is increasing. In the 1960s microplastics were observed in the guts of seabirds, and since then have been found in increasing concentrations. The long-term effects of plastic in the food chain are poorly understood. In 2009, it was estimated that 10% of modern waste was plastic, although estimates vary according to region.
Meanwhile, 50–80% of debris in marine areas is plastic.There will (predicted) be more plastic in the oceans than fish by 2050.