Build your own well-stocked pantry with this list of zero-waste pantry staples.
Since starting my Zero Plastic experiment, I’ve been doing a lot more shopping at the local bulk store. I used to see this particular bulk store only as a place to shop for cheap cake decorating items or binge-worthy drive-in movie snacks.
Now I see the bulk store as a way of not only reducing my family’s dependence on plastic but also a place to buy quality products for less.
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Find out how to shop waste-free at bulk bin stores.
I’ve also talked in the past on how expensive eco-friendly products are in my post about The Inconvenient Truth of Going Green, but sticking around long enough, I see that it’s not all expensive. Knowing how and where to shop can actually make a large impact on the family budget.
The beauty of shopping at a bulk-store is that you buy only what you need and how much you need, creating less waste, and protecting your wallet at the same time. As a bonus, some items, such as spices and seasonings are actually much cheaper to buy at bulk stores than at a regular grocery store.
Download your Zero-Waste Pantry Basics Shopping List from the Resource Centre
Basic Zero-Waste Pantry Staples
|Italian seasoning mix|
|Dried pasta (macaroni, penne, spaghetti)|
|Nuts (peanuts, pecans, walnuts)|
|Seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, flax)|
Download your Zero-Waste Pantry Basics List from the Resource Centre