Friday, July 24, 2009

Remind me why we're doing this?

As of June, we have to pay 5 cents for every plastic bag that is bought in stores here in Ontario.

So do to our part, Gord and I bought the cloth grocery bags and now use them.

We used to use the plastic bags as garbage bags.

Now we have to buy garbage bags.

Garbage bags cost 5.4 cents.

The plastic bags are 5 cents.

So we are using the same amount of bags for garbage but it's costing us more.

Why are we going this again?

4 comments:

Isabel said...

I use plastic bags as garbage bags too. I bought two cloth bags but I forget to use them.

Felicia said...

I know what you mean. I have at least several cloth/reuseable bags. I try my best to remember to take them when I do the groceries. I also wear tote bags on a regular basis. I'm literally short on bags to line the garbage pails, and wondering if I have to resort to buying them in the box/separately now.

Laura said...

I use the plastic bags to scoop out the litter boxes! Geesh, I sure hope we don't have to start paying for them!

Lady Banana said...

This is exactly what I have said for ages!
Some shops here charge for bags and those that don't the quality of them is so poor they aren't much good for rubbish anyway so along with buying the re-usable bags we too have to buy bin bags - saving no plastic at all! It's a con I think to enable the stores to make even more money!