When it comes to grocery shopping, I like to spend as much of my food dollar in the bulk section as I can. I deeply appreciate the fact that I can get just the amount I want and that I end up bringing home less packaging. On days when I’m feeling particularly organized and ambitious, I take my jars with me and refill directly into them (as detailed in this post). I also keep a few of these lightweight kootsacs in my bundle of reusable grocery bags for those days when I don’t want to drag jars along with me.
Knowing that I’m something of a fan of buying from the bulk section, a representative from the Bulk is Green Council got in touch and asked if I’d help spread the word about Bulk is Love. It’s a campaign to promote the benefits of bulk buying in advance of Earth Month. They’re asking people to take a pledge to shop from the bulk section once a week throughout April as a way to prevent waste and eat high quality food. If you need more data, there’s an infographic at the bottom of this page with some compelling facts and figures.
Taking the pledge also enters you into a giveaway for a chance to win a very nice I Love Bulk for Earth Month prize pack. It includes a pair of lovely jars and an assortment of food products that are frequently found in your local bulk section. Click over to their site for more information about the Love Bulk campaign.
How are you all using your bulk sections these days? Any new favorites or useful discoveries?