With another National Bulk Foods Week upon us (the Bulk is Green Council's annual celebration of the money-saving, waste-reducing joys of purchasing dry goods, spices, and 6 pounds of yoghurt covered raisins other pantry staples from the bulk bins at your local grocery store or natural foods market), I'm back with a few good-looking recommendations for places to put all that loot. Some, but not all, of my picks are made from recycled/recyclable materials.

And as I've said before, rinsing out and reusing those old pickle jars or tapping into your cache of well-loved canning jars and using them as storage for your stockpile of elbow macaroni is often the most economically sensible way to approach this. However, if you've been dying to spruce up that barren, appliance-heavy countertop just a bit with something a bit more special, look no further ...

Recycled Glass Containers with Cork Lids @ West Elm ($24)

Acacia Wood Mason Jar (Large) @ Terrain ($48)

Bamboo & Cork Canisters @ Bambu ($14 - $30)

Three Tiered Stacking Jars @ UncommonGoods ($40)

Seletti Sugar Jar @ Seletti North America ($18.75)

Presso Glass Storage Jar by Bodum (64 oz) @ Vine ($21.95)

Small Storage Jar by Sagaform @ Target.com ($21.99) 

Le Parfait Jars @ Crate & Barrel ($5.95 - $15.95)

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Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

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