October 12, 2014
With the goal of reducing packaging waste and increasing consumer, retailer and grocer awareness of the environmental and economical benefits of buying foods from bulk bins, the Bulk is Green Council (BIG) is celebrating National Bulk Foods Week starting today through October 18th. BIG is a non-profit organization and is sponsoring the eco-friendly celebration at grocery stores and co-ops across the country.
During National Bulk Foods Week, participating grocery stores will offer special discounts on select natural and organic foods in their bulk foods sections. With more than 1,300 grocery stores and co-ops nationwide participating in the week, there couldn’t be an easier time or way to go green at the grocery store, spend less (anywhere from 10-89 percent) on pantry staples such as dried fruit, oats, spices or pasta and help reduce packaging waste. Check out the environmental and economical benefits of shopping the bulk bins in this cool infographic provided by BIG.
To find a grocery store participating in National Bulk Foods Week,visit BulkisGreen.org. You can also connect with BIG on Facebook at Facebook.com/lovethebulk and Twitter at Twitter.com/love_bulk for additional information.