A few months ago, Bulk Barn introduced their Reusable Container Program to all stores nation-wide. What is the Reusable Container Program, you ask? Well, it’s actually very exciting! (Well, for me at least – as someone who is constantly looking to reduce their plastic waste!) Essentially, you bring in your own containers from home and use them instead of Bulk Barn’s plastic bags to gather your bulk goodies.

Bulk Barn's Reusable Container Program | A Taste of Trace

Before you start participating in this Reusable Container Program, here are some things you need to know:

  • come to the store with your clean reusable containers. Bring them to a cashier where they will inspect them for rust, cracks, residual food, etc.
  • after inspection, the cashier will tare your reusable containers (this is so that you don’t get charged for the weight of the container)
  • happily go about your shopping using your containers as you would a plastic bag
  • visit the cashier again and pay for your purchases (here, the cashier will subtract the weight of your container – this is why it’s necessary to tare them before shopping)
  • leave the store happy and fulfilled knowing that your actions had a positive impact on the environment
  • use up your ingredients at home, wash the containers and repeat the next time you go shopping!

As long as the containers are clean, you can use any container! As a huge peanut butter lover, I have a LOT of used pb jars. Lucky for me, they make for great reusable containers! Mason jars and Tupperware also work perfect. As long as the container can be resealed or has a lid, clip, or drawstring closure you’re good to go! Bulk Barn even offers a whole selection of bags, jars, and containers for you to buy in store.

Bulk Barn's Reusable Container Program | A Taste of Trace

Though there are huge signs all over the store, and a large feature on their website, it’s amazing how few people know about this reusable container program. I shop at Bulk Barn 2-3 times/month and every single time someone comments or asks me about my containers. Fortunately for you, dear reader, now you are in the know and can participate in the reusable container program too!

Bulk Barn's Reusable Container Program | A Taste of Trace

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Bulk Barn's Reusable Container Program | A Taste of Trace

After!

Tell me, had you heard of Bulk Barn’s Reusable Container Program before? Will you participate in it now? Smile