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Get to know your local bulk foods aisle during National Bulk Foods Week in October

Portland, Ore. - The Bulk is Green Council (BIG), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing consumer, retailer and grocer awareness of the environmental and economical benefits of buying foods from bulk bins, is once again partnering with retailers across the country to celebrate its fourth annual National Bulk Foods Week. The eco-friendly celebration will take place October 12-18 at grocery stores and co-ops across the country. 

During National Bulk Foods Week, participating grocery stores will offer special discounts on select natural and organic foods in their bulk foods sections. With more than 1,300 grocery stores and co-ops nationwide participating in the week, there couldn't be an easier time or way to go green at the grocery store, spend less (anywhere from 10-89%!) on pantry staples such as dried fruit, oats, spices or pasta and help reduce packaging waste. The environmental and economical benefits of shopping the bulk bins are viewable in the infographic that accompanies this post. 

To find a grocery store participating in National Bulk Foods Week, check out BulkisGreen.org. Also see Facebook.com/lovethebulk and Twitter.com/love_bulk for additional information.