The Packaging-Free Information Source

Since 2014, Bepakt (a Dutch adjective for “carrying bagage”) has been  been indexing/researching the market of packaging-free supermarkets.

By sharing my findings openly, Bepakt is becoming a rich source of information for consumers, companies, journalists and researchers interested in the concepts of zero-waste, packaging-free (or reduced) and plastic-free bulk shopping…



[image: Bepakt surveying customers at Robuust, Antwerp]

Company History

  • May 2014: Bepakt was founded on the idea to design products to make bring-your-own-container-shopping  easier. This is still my long-term goal. (Now in 2017, Bepakt is mainly operated by me alone, Rutger Muller)
  • July 2014: Executing a Customer Survey.  We visited visited Robuust (Antwerp, Belgium) and executed an on-site customer survey research, using iPads, to learn about the wishes of the customers and the shop.
  • August 2014: Start of online research of (European) Packaging-Free Shops

  • August 2015: Publication of our article on plastic pollution in landfills, sea, etc.
    Read: “Plastic Problems
  • February 2016: Bepakt meets Richard Kleijn, of Mobitecture, to hear about his works with sustainable bamboo and hemp. Richard tips BioFutura (see next point).

  • May 2016:  Bepakt visits BioFutura (Rotterdam) to talk about developments in non-plastic / compostable food containers.
  • December 2016… update in progress




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