I organized my cupboards this weekend. I know, it's a thrilling life I lead. Try not to get too jealous. Anyway, my point is, I was struck by the beauty of the glass jars all lined up there holding our food items. They are a symbol of my family's efforts over the last few months to stop waste in its tracks, starting with what we bring home from the grocery store. We have been trying harder and harder to buy in bulk and store in repurposed glass jars.
Obviously there are still a few items we haven't found a way around yet (anyone have a good suggestion from reducing the waste of packaging with cereal bars?) but for every glass jar I see in my cupboard, that's at least one plastic container that didn't even have to be made, let alone recycled. That is beautiful to me all the way around.
What about you? What do your cupboards look like? What ways have you found to reduce waste at the front end of grocery shopping? Please share!