"Eco Market: Your one-stop sustainable shopping destination where you can buy most of the common product lines found at a supermarket. Products sold by stallholders at Eco Market must meet the minimum environmental, social and ethical standards set out by friends of the Earth"
Supported by the Real Food group, Friends of the Earth Australia is currently developing an exciting new campaign aimed at delivering a major change in the way food and groceries are sold in Australia. Visit the Eco Market homepage for the latest news.
The campaign will explore a range of food and grocery issues with a focus on the unsustainable nature of our existing retail sector and the supermarket duopoly. To respond to the issues raised, FoE will pilot a €˜sustainable supermarket' - a weekend Eco Market that will provide at least 70% of the goods you can find in a traditional supermarket. However the goods you'll find at the Eco-Market will need to pass certain environmental and social criteria before they are allowed to be sold on the market stalls. An online shopping guide will complement the market and help people make more informed and ethical choices when shopping.
To kick off this exciting campaign and project, we organised a public information event . You can download the audio podcast of the event here
Eco Market Public Information Session - A real alternative to the Supermarket.
Wednesday 10th September, 6.30pm
Friends of the Earth, 312 Smith Street Collingwood
More event details can be found here.
More details about Eco Market can be found here.