Friday, March 07, 2008

Save

I wrote about this before. Now WalletPop agrees... bulk buying may not be best for you or for the environment.

However, as my buddy Shane pointed out (see comments on my other post) - if you have a long way to go to do your shopping, bulk buying may be best. Also, there is that container size issue; it's better to have less packaging. But overall, I'm in the "have less on hand" camp.

Photo from Flikr.

4 comments:

I Was Just Thinking.... said...

Environmentally speaking...packaging is such a waste! I bought a contraption for our antenna the other day and there was so much hard -plastic I wondered how this could be wrapped better with less non-biogradable plastic. Why do most things have to be boxed, wrapped, contained only to have that tossed in the garbage? That's an issue I'd like to see address by manufacturers.

Lora_3 said...

The answer to the question about over packaging is "Because people Steal!"

Here in Austin they are trying to get rid of Plastic bags in retail stores. This is something that can be done and it's simple. Gives money back to the stores and helps the environment.

Be safe...

Orrange said...

I agree with the comment from walletpop, but i am still a bulk buyer. Costco specifically. Mostly b/c we only buy the items that we need (aren't tempted to buy others) and then we use it all. With two little kids I am happy to limit the number of times I have to go to the store to buy cereal or laundry soap. Plus we only buy things there that we KNOW (have done the research) are cheaper, and then go once a month to get them.

MB said...

Paul, have your heard about the Norwegian project GLOBAL THINK and their new electric car? I thought you might like this
http://www.thinkglobalforum.com/