Day 41: Bought Foods from Bulk Bins and Used my Own Packaging
When shopping at the health food store today, I bought figs, raisins and dates from the bulk bins. Not only did I buy from the bulk bins, but I also brought my own packaging for them as well.
Did you know that, “Nearly 80 million tons of waste is generated from packaging and containers annually, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or nearly a third of annual municipal solid waste. These fill-er-up stations are the best way to cut back on supermarket packaging, because there’s none to speak off, especially if you tote along your own reusable bags and containers. And here’s a secret: We’ve also found that it’s cheaper than buying prepackaged.” (Courtesy of PlanetGreen)