Find out how to cut costs and waste with bulk purchasing.
Packaging makes up nearly one-fifth of municipal waste in Oregon. Much of this material is not recyclable. Even if it can be recycled, it requires a lot of materials, energy, and other resources to produce. And that translates to higher costs for consumers.
The bottom line:
Cuts in packaging mean cuts in our environmental impact and household costs! Buying in bulk is a key way to do this.
Download the attached handout for more information.
Recycling Block Captains distribute handouts to neighbors about recycling, composting and waste prevention. Previous handouts are available online.
The Recycling Block Captain Program is part of the Waste Prevention Action Team.