07 Feb 2017

Nothing for the bin: Shopping without waste.

by Good Idea | Comment I’m the dealerUpdate

It existed, the time before plastic wrapped everything that you shopped. When grandparents went shopping at their corner shop, the unpackaged goods went in their shopping bag. So the idea behind “OUNI”, “without” in English, isn’t new but seems somehow innovative these days. An acronym of Organic Unpackaged Natural Ingredients, OUNI has committed itself to sustainable, environmentally friendly consumption.

The cooperative founded by five ladies now has 600 members, with 200 highly active at its core. The minimum contribution is to purchase one share and provide two hours of work per week. The small organic delicatessen opened its doors in December 2016, offering a large assortment of dried and fresh fruits, vegetables, muesli, tea, coffee beans and much more – all unpackaged, naturally.

For liquid goods there are special dispensing stations where you can fill your container with oil, vinegar, wine or fruit juice. Milk and yoghurt are also available in reusable cartons. Non-consumable produce such as detergents, soaps and shampoo (including the brand Lamazuna) are also available in unpackaged form.

And because shopping is always a great opportunity to get in touch with people, you can take a seat in OUNI and enjoy a delicious slice of tart from the organic restaurant Casa Fabiana, accompanied by your favourite tea or coffee … before making your way home with your organic bread under your arm.

Good Idea : Don’t forget to bring along the containers for your shopping. But don’t worry, you can also find them at the shop.
This is where the innovative war against packaging has been declared.
Bread is Luxembourg made and the Luxembourgish bakery Casa Fabiana supplies the cakes.

OUNI


55, rue Glesener
L-1631 Luxembourg

 +352 20 60 68 64

 hello@ouni.lu
 
 Mondays to Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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