"Avoid buying products that have lots of packaging. About a third of the waste we generate is from packaging to get items to our homes. Choose loose products and buy refillable containers when possible (food co-ops and health food stores usually offer these options.)"
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These great boxes!
I love the bulk food aisles because the prices are insanely great, there's always a new product I haven't seen before, and I can actually see the stuff before I buy it. If you haven't been in one lately, you may be amazed by the selection; it's not just dry powdered goods, but may also include almost anything, such as nuts, dried fruits, cookies and candy. If you live in a space so small that Costco's large boxes are not convenient, the bulk aisle is for you because you can buy very small quantities; you're not limited to the arbitrary sizes that manufacturers have picked for you. For added savings, you can save and reuse the little plastic bags you pour the bulk food into.
One of my earliest memories is of playing with a Quaker Oats Box; I've always loved their motto "Nothing Is Better For Thee Than Me"; isn't it funny that the same basic thing is still wonderful today?