Tare - Fill - Pay

At NU, products are sold in bulk, free of wasteful single-use packaging. Bring a clean reusable container from home (jar, bottle, plastic container or bag) and follow these simple steps:

  • Tare: weigh your empty container at the taring station and write down its weight (the tare).
  • Fill: fill your container, using our clean funnels.
  • Pay: go to checkout, where we weigh the full container and deduct the tare. You only pay for the product.

What if you don’t have containers with you?

No problem. We offer free compostable paper bags for dry products and lend clean jars for wet products. We ask for a small deposit that we reimburse when you return the jar.

What about products that are not available in bulk?

In some cases, packaging is required. For milk, yogurt and jam for example, selling in bulk is not yet a practical option. So we sell these products in redeemable glass jars or bottles. You pay a deposit, and we refund this deposit when you return the empty jar or bottle. This might not be package-free, but it is still zero waste!

    What about shopping online?

    We deliver plastic-free groceries to your doorstep Monday to Thursday. Check our Delivery FAQ to learn more!

    We also ship non-food items across Canada and the United States.

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