First, to be clear, when I talk about bulk shopping, I am not talking about buying a package of 144 rolls of toilet paper from Costco. This post is about bulk bin shopping at your local grocery store, which is truly one of the best ways to get started with a zero waste kitchen.
Why bulk bin shopping? It all goes back to zero waste packaging: if you’re not bringing trash into your house, you’re not throwing trash out of your house. But some people skip the bulk bin section at the grocery store because it’s more work than grabbing a bag of flour or oats from the store shelf. That’s why I created this frustration-free guide to bulk bin shopping–I’m going to share some tips to make it easier!
What to Buy in Bulk
Everything! Anything! Some of my favorite foods to buy in bulk are:
- Beans and lentils
- Dried fruit
- Rice and other grains
- Oils and vinegars