Cape Town is gravitating towards a more environmental-friendly shopping scene as it prepares for the launch of its first plastic-free grocery store – a nude grocer.

Nude Foods will be opening their first store at Constitution Street in the Mother City in November. Capetonians can now bring their own bags and containers or use the ones instore to pack and weigh their food without a wasteful plastic bag.

This is all in the spirit of pollution control as Nude Foods says in their promotional video, “Only 17 percent of plastic is recycled. The rest ends up in our oceans and landfills.” On top of offering plastic-free shopping , the store will be “offering non-GMO, healthy and affordable wholefoods and earth-friendly body and home products – all sold by weight.”

With the amount of waste that is generated in the city, eliminating plastic bags would go a long way.

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Athenkosi Sawutana - also known as Athi - is an avid reader who reads anything from crumpled newspapers to old literature. If she is not reading, then she’s fiddling with yarn and a crochet stick - she thinks crocheting is a cool skill to have and one day hopes to pass this ancient skill on to her children.