Reducing waste through reusable packaging is becoming a must. With a good organization, you will see that life in bulk is a child's play! Discover a that will allow you to carry all your food.
The principle of shopping in bulk
There are countless bulk shops that have sprung up in recent years. Bulk is undoubtedly a great trend that makes it possible to combine waste reduction and well-being. Limiting disposable packaging and favouring reusable glass packaging is also often more economical. So, are you ready to live happier with less packaging? Today, all foods can be bought without packaging, especially in specialised bulk shops.
Do not change your habits overnight. Take it one step at a time, starting with just one product line, such as flours or cosmetics.
The association ZeroWaste Switzerland, of which Glassmania.com is a member, offers a map with all the bulk shops in Switzerland.
Our tips for filling your bottles and jars
1. Before shopping in bulk: make an inventory of bottles and jars
Successful bulk shopping also means being well organised before you go to the shop. Make a list of the food you need on your smartphone. You can, for example, create a shared list or put a notepad in the kitchen. This way, the whole family can participate in the shopping.
Before you leave, go through your list and take the appropriate food bottles and jars with you in a large shopping bag. Take one or two extra jars in case you find something extra that you haven't thought of. Make sure you only take washed or sterilised food jars for better hygiene.
Glassmania offers you a selection of bottles and jars perfect for storing your dry foods, such as rice, pasta, flour and legumes:
For the storage of fresh food such as cheese or meat, we advise you to choose an airtight glass box to keep everything fresh. And for as long as possible!
To help you, you can even personalise your glass packaging on Glassmania! Printing on glass is wash-resistant, so there's no need for labels! It's much easier to find your way around!
In the online configurator, by choosing digital printing, you can personalise each glass jar with a different text. A jar for sugar, another for wheat flour etc...
2. When shopping in bulk: stay organised!
When you get to your favourite shop, start by weighing all your jars. With your shopping list in hand, you fill your food jars, giving preference to local, seasonal and organic products if possible. The planet will be better off! Beware of overflowing, it's better to gently press the handle of bulk food. And off to the cash register!
The right reflexes in video with the Lock-Eat jars with removable lid. Ultra-practical for any use:
3. After shopping in bulk: storage and sustainable preservation
When you get home, all you have to do is put the bottles and jars away in your cupboards. Properly sealed and stored at the right temperature, your food is ready to last. What's more, thanks to the glass packaging, your food is preserved without any loss of taste.
With glass jars filled with a variety of foods in all colours, you'll want to spend some quality time in them while cooking. It also gives your kitchen a trendy look, as @aniahimsa does with Glassmania bottles and jars: