Welcome to our zero-waste world. We believe we can make a difference to your family, the local community and to the planet, which is why we opened The Source Bulk Foods Ballarat!
  • We’re so excited to share our zero-waste philosophy with you! Here and in-store, you’ll find simple tips for reducing waste, kid-friendly recipes, inspiring articles and delicious bulk foods to keep your family healthy and strong.

    One of the best places to start your zero-waste journey is with “why”. Ask yourself, “why do I believe we need to reduce our waste?”, “who am I doing this for?” and “will this positively impact my family?” Once you’re clear on your “why”, slowly begin implementing the waste-free ideas that are right for your household.

    Below, we share some easy tips to get you started.

  • 1

    Reduce single-use plastic

    Carry a reusable water bottle, reusable coffee cup, reusable produce and shopping bags and say no to plastic straws. Grab yourself a metal straw and wooden/metal cutlery kit and pop it in your handbag.

  • 2

    Plan your meals

    Planning your menu for the week allows you to buy only what is needed, which in turn reduces food waste and saves you money. Once a week, before you do the shopping, do a stocktake of your pantry and see if you have any staples that needs using up like rice, quinoa and legumes. Then, create your meals around these items and prepare a shopping list

  • 3

    Shop at bulk food stores

    Using your weekly shopping list, visit The Source Bulk Foods and buy only what you need, without the packaging! Bring your own container or glass jar and fill it up with healthy and delicious bulk foods like grains, beans, nuts, seeds, treats, teas, spices, herbs, dried fruits and more.

  • Following these three simple tips will help you and your family reduce the amount of waste produced. You’ll also replace nasty processed foods with wholesome, nutrient-dense food that’s good for you and the planet.

    With your help, we can ensure our beautiful planet thrives for generations to come. After all, it’s the only home we have.