Save Money by Buying Foods in Bulk: National Bulk Foods Week

National Bulk Foods Week

Did you know that you can save a significant amount of money on your family’s grocery bills by buying foods in bulk? And not only that, but you’ll also help generate less waste at the same time.

To help more people understand how buying in bulk helps their pocketbook and the environment, the Bulk is Green council is celebrating National Bulk Foods Week from October 16th to 22nd.

What are some of the benefits of buying in bulk?

  • Buying in bulk saves money: Buying natural and organic foods in the bulk section of the grocery store saves an averageĀ  of 30% to 50% over buying packaged food.
  • Bulk buying helps the environment: Eliminating packaging reduces the carbon footprints of consumer goods, and buying in bulk mitigates the amount of garbage that ends up in landfills. It also streamlines the transportation needed to deliver goods to market, which in turn helps to reduce CO2 emissions.
  • Bulk food buying reduces food waste: Buying in bulk allows us to make smarter decisions by letting us purchase the exact amount of foods we need, instead of buying pre-packaged goods with a set amount – that may not be used before its expiration date.
  • Buying in bulk gives us the flexibility to buy a pinch or a pound: There is a broad selection of natural and organic products which can be purchased in the exact quantity needed. Whether you need a large quantity of something for a party, or just a pinch of a new spice for a recipe, bulk food buying provides both options.

Find out more: Bulk is Green

Derek Markham

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