We all know that buying in bulk can help us reduce packaging waste, but some of the wider waste-saving benefits of bulk buying often go unnoticed. In addition to nixing extra packaging, buying in bulk allows shoppers to purchase as much or as little as they need, eliminating waste that may come with over-purchasing. And when it comes to some products, you're practically tossing your hard-earned dollars in the trash when you don't choose bulk. To get you started on your journey through the bulk aisle, Earth911 sat down with Shane Valentine, chef, author and chef instructor for Whole Foods Market, to assemble this list of items you should always buy in bulk to cut down on wasted cash, food and packaging. Smart shoppers, rejoice!