Take the Pledge to “Love Bulk Foods”

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When you look at the photo above, are you excited or intimidated? Do all those bins make you want to run for the hills or start investigating? For me, the bulk aisle is one of the coolest places in the grocery store. There’s almost always something new to try, plus it feels good to know that I’m buying in a way that’s better for both the earth and my pocketbook!

The reasons why I love to buy in bulk are many: reduced packaging is better for the earth, lower cost is better for my budget and the fact that I can purchase only what I need means less waste.

This April, during Earth Month, the Bulk is Green Council (BIG) is challenging to you to take the pledge to Love Bulk Foods! When you take the pledge, you automatically will be entered into the drawing to win a prize pack filled with everything you need to create a natural pantry stocked with bulk foods – including some nifty glass jars (approximate value $50)! Winners will be drawn once a week during the Earth Month. If you haven’t bought in bulk before, don’t worry – it’s not hard to get started. In fact, since I know some people are a bit intimidated by it, I put together a bunch of tips for buying in bulk in a post I wrote awhile back.

So go ahead and take the pledge!

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The handy infographic below gives some interesting statistics on the environmental benefits of buying in bulk – the amount of packaging waste saved is quite astounding!

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Are you ready to take the pledge to “Love Bulk Foods”? What are your favorite foods to buy in bulk?

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(Disclosure: I was sent a free bulk foods prize pack in exchange for my honest opinion.)

Clean Sweep Part Two: Getting Set-up to Buy in Bulk

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If I were designing a new kitchen, I would create a set of built-in bulk bins - just like they have in the store - only smaller.  They would be nice looking, super clean and top-load/bottom-out.  That way I wouldn't have to worry about using up the older food before putting more in.  Brilliant! But I'm not.  Not even close.  Instead, … [Continue reading]