Bulk seems to be the way to go to get away from all this packaging. And I’m not talking about bulk foods that sell larger boxes or 5 boxes of cereal packaged together, wound up with plastic cellophane either. We visited a BJ’s Wholesale Club, and that’s all they offered.
I’m looking for bulk in bins that I can scoop out into a mesh or cloth bag and take home with me = absolutely no packaging. Apparently, in Canada bulk foods are the norm. It hasn’t yet reached America. WHY ARE WE SO BEHIND IN THIS? Somebody, please, enlighten me.
There is no Whole Foods Store in this area but I found a natural food store in Virginia Beach called The Heritage Store. They carry beans, flour, sugar, cereals, spices, and whole grains in bulk. They even offer local honey which you fill in a glass jar or bring your own. The store offers small, plastic bags with stickers to write the serial number of the product, but I bring my own bags.
No one looks at me like I’m weird when I go to the cash register.
Cracker Barrel also sells candy in bulk. Unless you bring your own bag though, it defeats the purpose.
1.2 pounds of muesli at the commissary = $3.59
Save the environment vs saving money. And in this economy, who can really afford to be “green”? It shouldn’t be like this.
- Stock Up: 13 Tips & Tricks for Buying Foods in Bulk (thekitchn.com)
- The Pros And Cons To Buying In Bulk (businessinsider.com)
- First Packaging-Free, Zero-Waste Grocery Store In US (treehugger.com)
- The Real Reason For Over-Packaged Produce: Us. (blisstree.com)
- A Grocery Store with No Packaging? (organaholic.com)