I have a vision for a type of grocery store that would buy food in bulk and package on-site into packaging which is 100% reusable (at the store) or truly compostable (unlike many types of so-called "compostable plastics" which require specific conditions to truly break down). Customers would receive a hefty deposit when they return the packaging, and the store would wash and re-use on site.
I'd like to ask the community here to address whether or not this would work in practice. For instance, it doesn't seem that cheese could be readily packaged in glass jars, so it would be interesting to get ideas for ways it could be packaged.
The actual question would be along the lines of "how can every food type be sold in reusable packaging?" and there would likely be many answers, none of which was 100% "correct," unless there was a wiki answer.
Would this be a good fit?