On Wednesday April 24th, Weavers Way is introducing “Weigh It Wednesday”, a pilot program where any shopper who brings their own containers and bags to shop the bulk section will receive an additional 10% off on all bulk goods. The goal is not just to shop bulk but to encourage a culture that takes it one step further.
Weavers Way is Philly’s oldest and largest grocery co-op (you do not need to be a member to shop the co-op!). Locally grown and produced items are a special focus at Weavers Way. The co-op seeks out farmers, vendors and suppliers that source humanely raised meats and nutritious food that is made with fair labor and produces the smallest possible carbon footprint. If your grocer is transparent in their food sourcing, you can make the best choice that supports the community and environment.
All three co-op stores (Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill, Ambler) have massive bulk sections that carry everything from laundry detergent to kombucha, almond flour or ground spices. Shopping bulk saves you money and eliminates extra waste. According to the World Economic Forum, every minute, one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into our oceans The leading cause of increased plastic production is plastic packaging. Bring your own containers – glass jars, cloth bags, reusable plastic containers and previously used plastic bags are all OK – and weigh and label them at the store before filling. Employees will subtract it from the filled amount at checkout.
Members from Weavers Way’s Plastic Reduction Task Force will be on site at all three stores on Wednesday to support shoppers and answer questions. And don’t forget to bring your own grocery bags – unless you shop at the Ambler store and can take from the reusable bag library.