We’re excited for the new innovative grocery store in Austin!

In.gredients is the first package-free, zero waste grocery store in the United States and it's coming right here to our hometown!

Americans add 570 million pounds of food packaging to their landfills each day, while pre-packaged foods force consumers to buy more than they need, stuffing their bellies and their trash bins: 27 percent of food brought into U.S. kitchens ends up getting tossed out.

The new grocery store will sell 100% package-free products. By buying food that's package-free, you have control over how much you buy. Portion control reduces waste. The store plans to sell everything regular grocery stores do—grains, seasonal produce, spices, daily products, meat, beer, wine and cleaning materials—minus the junk food. All the items in their store will be bought and sold locally, to stimulate the local economy and reduce the energy being used to transport food from region to region.

And they're nice too!

Their hope is to teach the community how just a few simple changes to the way we live can reduce waste and promote a better environment. Whether it's a demonstration at a local farmer's market or an afternoon spent teachingkids at on of Austin's elementary schools, they hope to be active in fostering a more sustainable community. They also plan to give customers the option to allocate a protion of their purchases to a charity we're involved with.

For more information check out their website at http://in.gredients.com/.

And to help them reac their fundraising goal and open in October you can donate money at http://www.indiegogo.com/ingredients.