Bulk foods are food items offered in large quantities, which can be purchased in large, bulk lots or transferred from a bulk container into a smaller container for purchase. Bulk foods may be priced less compared to packaged foods because they're typically packaged in large generic bulk containers and packaging for grocery outlets, which utilizes lesser natural resources. Additionally, less packaging is congruent with the environmental conservation of natural resources and sustainability. One study found a 96% reduction in packaging used for bulk foods compared to packaged foods.
Bulk foods Wikipedia
A National Bulk Foods Week had been designated between October 16–22, 2011 in ten U.S. states.
Some commonly available bulk foods and products include:
Liquid and wet goods
Household goodsDish detergent
Notable retailers of bulk foods include: