Plastic is everywhere you see in grocery shops across the country. In the produce section of shops, many vegetables are wrapped in plastic and plastic bags are free for the client to put certain fruits and vegetables that are not wrapped in plastic. Most of this plastic ends up in landfills and makes its way to the oceans. The cycle of life; it returns from the fish meal you enjoyed last night and now humans are digesting it.
Plastics are made from natural materials such as cellulose, coal, natural gas, salt and crude oil through a polymerization or polycondensation process. Plastics are derived from natural, organic materials such as cellulose, coal, natural gas, salt and, of course, crude oil.
Reimagine Co, a grocery store, started as a 3 month pop-up in London, Ontario, co-founded by husband-and-wife team Kara Rijnen and Heenal Rajani. They believe that everyone, no matter who they are, should be able to live without single-use plastic packaging.
Reimagine Co has now become a vibrant social enterprise. By helping Londoners to choose reusable and refillable alternatives to single-use products, together we have saved over 14,000 single-use bottles and avoided 1 million straws in two short years.
Our online zero waste shop sells products that help you reduce single-use plastic, including reusable straws, utensils, produce bags, containers, beeswax wraps, menstrual products and diapers. We ship across Canada, with free shipping for orders over $100 and free delivery within London for orders over $40.
Now, we have opened London’s first package-free grocery store, right in the heart of our beautiful city at 206 Piccadilly Street, London, ON, N6A 1S1.
REIMAGINE GROCERIES – No single-use packaging, just plant-based food that’s local, organic, fresh and affordable.
How to Shop
Bring Your Own Containers. When you come to our store, you will notice that a lot of our products are package-free which means that you will need to prepare for your visit by bringing the right containers for the types of items you are buying. Most importantly, we ask that you sanitize your containers before you visit us.
If you don’t have your own containers or run out while shopping with us, not to worry! You can pay a small deposit to use our containers and receive your deposit when you return your jar upon your next visit.