Across Canada, shops that can minimize the environmental effect of consumer habits are springing up widely. In this series, an innovation is known as “TAG Pod or Dispenser System” has taken place in Zero Waste Grocery shopping. The company based in Ottawa, Canada, Named “The Aggressive Good (TAG)” has launched this shopping tool. It is worthwhile for the consumers, retailers, suppliers, distributors and our environment. It has made zero-waste bulk shopping and bulk distribution easier.
Environment sustainability is the prime element of concern and you need to know how to be a conscious consumer. This system helps to avoid plastic packaging, washing up liquid and laundry products that are pumped by the customers in old squeeze bottles, and is fair for the trade of coffee and chocolate. With this, it is good for environmentally friendly products such as bamboo toothbrush holders, plastic-free dental floss and vegan snack pouches, that look cool.
The interesting aspect of the system is that the consumer has to bring the container from home and can fill it as per the actual need. In other words, it is a one-time touch user-friendly interface where the customers can easily customize the amount of the product they want to purchase.
New Dispenser System
The CEO and Founder of TAG, "Jennifer Look-Hong" has described that the new dispenser system is beneficial for the retailers and the customers in the given way:
This system is beneficial for the retailers as it provides more space to the shop by this the retailers will be able to retain more volume per square foot and simultaneously provides the option to the customers to purchase in bulk by creating zero waste.
The Cartridge portion is the best solution for the food manufacturers and suppliers to distribute the products in reusable cartridges rather than single-use packing materials.
The system provides a better option to the consumers to choose between the one-time plastic bag container and their weighing reusable container. In short, it is the best alternative or solution for you to take your container with you while shopping even if you are in a rush.
It is a time-saving system and saves the time of the retailers, as they do not have to weigh their container before filling, filling and then weighing after filling again.Thus by the new dispenser system, the retailers can handle more consumers at one time.
Thus it can be said that sustainable consumption and production are the need of today’s era. So the dispenser system is a boon for us as it’s a waste-free and sustainable format that enables the consumers to have their independent choices and is a pilot project that has been launched in Ottawa.
How Does The New Dispenser System Work?
It is quite a simple and perfect procedure where the customer has to tap at the front of the food dispenser with an RFID card to activate the system. When the button turns green the customer has to hold an empty container underneath and hold the button until the container is filled. In other words, it is like a pump where the button is to be pressed and the container is held until the screen shows the exact quantity or amount that the consumer wants to buy.
It is quite easy and after this, the card is tapped at the kiosk that prints a receipt and is presented to the cashier for collecting the payment. In short each food item has its separate dispenser with an internal scale of measurement.
Some Additional Features
The new dispenser system is an innovative economic approach that allows zero waste and is quite quick and simple. You can buy all your washing and cleaning materials here as well as dried goods also. It is often good to have a zero-waste shop to decant the products from large containers.
You can easily grab the nuts and the cereals and can use the nut grinder to make the peanut butter. It is great fun and joy to shop in such a supermarket. These shops do not sell just nuts, pulses, kinds of pasta and dried food, rather you can find fruit and veg, eggs, bread, ice cream, cheese, butter, and vegan chocolates too. You have the facility to take your containers from home and buy the raw meat too.
It is the best approach and system to create zero waste and also provides more comfort to both customers and the retailers. If I ask you to buy your groceries from these innovative supermarkets, what would be your answer!
Well, it would be yes of course! And the reason is the unique and innovative system of shopping. The thing I like the most is that we can take our containers to shop for groceries and can buy them according to our measurements. With this, it adds more interior features to the shops and now you do not have to stay in the queue to get the chance to buy the groceries. With this the new dispenser system has enabled its easy to get the things and shop according to your comfort.
I like the new dispenser system as it is useful in zero waste generation. With this, the approach is quite innovative. Climate change and the waste reduction processes can restrict the adverse impact that is being created on the environment. There is a significant role of businesses in keeping the environment clean and using recyclable and reusable techniques to have a better and cleaner world around us.
The new dispenser shopping system is the best tool to reduce grocery waste and enables retailers to use recyclable and sustainable products so that new features can be inserted into the business process.
I like to shop in such an innovative way and you would also like to explore this mechanism of retail shopping. If you haven’t tried! Go ahead and get your views and feedback about it. You would surely like this concept as it is time-saving, unique and environmentally sustainable also.
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