Little bag for my buck
My bank account suffers in January. I’m sure this is a statement you can all relate to, especially those of you who have an extended group of family and friends that you cherish, thus feeling the need to shower them with gifts in December. We all do it, and we all feel the same buyer’s remorse when the New Year finally rolls around. This lack of funds forces me to make smarter choices this month to remedy the painfully small number that is sadly, the current balance of my chequing account.
This has led to my latest composting related observation. Actually, let’s just go ahead and call it what it is a complaint.
My composting bag Pandora Jewelry inventory was running low, so I decided to purchase some new ones while grocery shopping at Superstore. For those of you who know it, it’ Pandora Jewelry s no frills shopping at its best, but the prices are good so I fight my way through the Saturday shop Pandora Jewelry ping crowds to save a few bucks.
I had a rude awakening when I went searching for replacement compostable bags, because they were OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive, even at the aforementioned behemoth store of savings.
There were two brands of compostab Pandora Jewelry le bags offered, Glad and No Name. The normally cheap No Name brand was still expensive, at $4.67 for 20 bags. And keep in mind these bags are meant for the kitchen bins, so they’re not much bigger than a couple Ziploc bags stitched together.
I typically try to keep this blog upbeat and optimistic, but I’m not feeling very generous today. My house goes through about two or three compostable bags a week, (because we compost so much now!) so this new box of bags will last us a whole 5 weeks, if we’re lucky. I will begrudgingly purchase these bags because I feel I have no choice. I’m certainly not going to drive around the city looking for a cheaper place to buy them because wasting gas in my car doing this will defeat the whole purpose.
So here is a request to the City of Calgary: can you please drop off some new compostable bags for myself and my neighbours who are so kindly taking part in your experiment? I doubt all program participants will be as willing to purchase these (seemingly) gold lined bags as I am. And if you want the program to continue to be successful after our free bags run out, a cost worthy solution is desperately needed.