A new deposit system is intended to protect the environment: even meat, sausage and cheese can be purchased immediately at the Edeka market in the Angerbogen, without being wrapped in plastic wrap or paper. The project aims to reduce packaging waste. The supermarket is one of two Edeka stores in Duisburg where it is used.

So far, the shopping at the fresh food counter ran like this: A customer orders a piece of meat, a few slices of sausage or cheese. The seller puts the goods on paper or plastic wrap, packs the whole thing in another layer of paper and then in a bag of paper before it reaches the customer over the counter. This disposable packaging jumble should now be over. For some days, environmentally conscious customers can buy goods at the fresh food counter without the various covers – and yet do not have to do without packaging.

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