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Reducing trash with 'zero waste' target

This is the first of 12 current affairs primers that are part of the outreach programme of The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz.

Even though they operate in the consumer market, a number of shops and eateries worldwide are making it a point to draw attention to the need to reduce waste.

For instance, in February, supermarket chain Ekoplaza introduced a plastic-free aisle in a store in Amsterdam in the Netherlands where all items displayed are free from plastic in their packaging.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 02, 2018, with the headline 'Reducing trash with 'zero waste' target'. Print Edition | Subscribe