At the end of the decade of the double zeros smart shoppers are purchasing grains & pasta & similar bulk items from those bin dispensers which were once only found in health food stores & co-ops but are now a regular part of the grocery store landscape. Though a step in the right direction there was still an element missing, shoppers had to fill a plastic or paper bag with pasta or grains or etc, and then when they returned home either pour their purchase into a container or leave items in a bag exposed to bugs & crawlies. Rubbermaid has now made it practical to go green with these nifty space & shape efficient modular containers with snap tight lids. Simply bring them into the store, weigh them, record the weight for cashiers benefit, then fill them with pasta, grains, etc, and eliminate the waste of a bag. Simple. Good for you, Good for Earth, and good for the Store which will no longer to have to supply but a mininum of bags for those shoppers who have forgotten to bring their Rubbermaid containers with them on a given day. These containers are easy to grip, have maeasuring marks for easy calculations, they are easy to stack, a convenient size for all manner of shelves & cupboards, and being a Rubbernaid Product quality is assured. Go Green with Rubbermaid.