We used to buy these in that foil bag that can’t be recycled.
But then we switched to this. But the paper board is almost as difficult to recycle, not to mention the dreaded plastic top. (Though it’s a #4 and can be recycled, but not in all towns.)
100% zero waste if I bring my own container. Sometimes I reuse the same plastic bag, wash the sticky pruniness out of it when I get home and take it back next time. It’s a little easier than carrying the glass canister and so far I haven’t had to throw it out….but one day I will. So, no– that’s not zero waste.
Most bulk products aren’t as sticky and messy as the prunes, and it’s just going to go into the glass container when I get home anyway. Whole Foods is always more than happy to weigh my glass canisters before I fill them up! What a store.
Of course, not everyone has a Whole Foods in their area, and the prices aren’t exactly low. Have you found anywhere else to buy fruit or grains in bulk? I’m all ears.
Awesome, interestingÂ articles from plastic-free to Whole Foods:
- My first trip to Whole Foods (militaryzerowaste.wordpress.com)
- Madison-based company boosts local recycling, jobs with new facility (host.madison.com)
- Recycling: 101 (utcampusenvironmentalcenter.wordpress.com)
- Plastic shopping bags: Recyclable, but still a headache for waste managers (bangordailynews.com)
- Tips for Creating Zero Waste, Plastic-Free Events (myplasticfreelife.com)