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How Does Buying in Bulk Help the Environment?

As the world tries to shift to a more sustainable mindset, buying in bulk has started to become a more popular option amongst consumers. This is because buying in bulk greatly reduces the amount of waste caused by purchasing products. Buying in bulk often refers to the practice of buying food (or other products) in your own packaging. The products come in huge containers and the consumer goes in and takes whatever they need in a container they brought from home. The price is most often determined by weight. This is a sustainable option because many products that would often come in plastic packaging can be bought without it, therefore reducing waste. It is also great in reducing food waste because the consumer chooses how much to buy instead of purchasing a pre-set amount, meaning you can buy based on necessity and not on what the store has packaged for you. Buying in bulk can also save a lot of money and time as you can stock up on large amounts of certain items that do not go bad, like laundry detergent, shampoo, and non-perishable items. This means that you do not need to visit the grocery store as often, therefore saving time and money. Overall, bulk buying is a great way to reduce your impact on the environment!