Monday, January 17, 2011

Less Is More

Hey everyone! I have a question to pose... It's been so long since I've actually posted, I hope people actually stop to see this!

I was reading an online article last week about a family in California who "lives green". They have gotten it down to a "T". They literally do not have ANY trash. Only a little recycling each week when the trucks come by. It's insane (You can click the previous link to see the article/pics).
Now, this family is a little over the top, in my opinion, but to each his own. The one thing that I LOVED that this family did, was shopping at wholesale stores for groceries where they could literally bring in their glass containers for dry goods, and not take home any packaging...
The only catch is, I have NO idea what kinds of stores DO that! Do you?? If so, let me know how we can start doing this, please! :) I'd love to not have the flour/sugar/bean/etc. wrappers taking up garbage/recycling space around here if it's not needed.




Luke&Lynn said...

Sorry, I have no idea either. Mom used to get local honey like that at the natural food store. (morning glory)

Alyssa said...

some of that bulk can be found at whole foods and central market - there is a small selection where you can do that at the cupboard... but yeah - for the most part they are getting raw ingredients for baking cooking etc... but central market has the most selection.

Kathryn said...

You can get fresh produce at Ken's farm stand on bell street and bring your own bags. Also Sprouts has some stuff (granola and such) that you might be able to bring your own stuff for.