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    the big super-or-hypermarches sell, for a nominal fee (the last time I was there, in 2006, @2 Euro), collapsible cardboard boxes with built-in handles, that store nicely in a coat or kitchen closet.  For a family of 4  usually 2 of these boxes are sufficient for a Saturday shopping trip.  Large, heavy items like bottled water and other beverages are packed in plastic returnable crates, which have a deposit on them the first time they are used, which is refundable whenever the customer wishes.

    Not on topic, but in France and Germany there are fantastic and pretty large frozen food stores (with their own logo'ed reuseable cold bags available for a nominal fee) which sell every conceivable thing, including frozen herbs.  Godde, I miss those!

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