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!
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Vote-by-mail ballot request deadline: Varies by state
For the Nov 3 election: States are making it easier for citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the coronavirus. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. Visit your state election office website to find out if you can vote by mail.Get more informationTrack ballot status
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General Election: Nov 3, 2020
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