Buying items in bulk is a great way of cutting down on unnecessary packaging. We love our costco but our family can't always eat all the perishable items before they go bad. Soooo we share lots of our food with my friend & neighbor Tia & her family. If you like any of your neighbors or you have a friend or family that's lives relatively near you that you think is pretty great SHARE! You end up saving tons of money & you can get a large variety of fruits & vegetables as well.