Think about your last trip to the grocery store: How many plastic bags did you use? Did you shop for seasonal produce? Did you check to see where your cut of fresh fish was sourced? Though many of us probably restock your kitchen on at least a bi-weekly basis, there's a lot of waste involved in the process of grocery shopping, from the plastic used to the products we choose. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to be more eco-friendly when grocery shopping. Sure, it's only a trip that you probably make a few times a month, but a lifetime of making eco-friendly shopping decisions can make a large difference on your environmental footprint.
In fact, many of the most impactful, Earth-friendly changes you can make probably involve slightly tweaking your spending habits and daily routine in a way that doesn't hurt your wallet or your schedule. You don't have to buy all natural everything (or anything) to make a change — it can be as simple as choosing not to bag your veggies individually. From choosing certain types of plastic, to buying in bulk, here are eight hacks to make your next trip to the grocery store a little bit more eco-friendly.