Buying in bulk carries loads of environmental benefits, from ditching food packaging to directly controlling portion size. Heading to the bulk section also dramatically shrinks the carbon footprint of your meals, as bulk goods require less overall transportation before arriving at the grocery store.
If every American took the pledge and opted for bulk, we’d save more than 26 million pounds of packaging waste from landfills in the month of April alone, according to research conducted by the Bulk is Green Council in partnership with Portland State University.
To see how the savings break down, and snag a few tips to get you started on your bulk-buying revolution, visit the Love Bulk Foods challenge website or check out the infographic below.
Infographic by Bulk is Green Council
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