This is kinda misleading. I believe It's good to buy from the bulk bins at
the grocery store. You are able to buy staples and spices at a cheaper price
while cutting way down on packaging waste. The items found in the bulk isle are
things that have long shelf lives without refrigeration. I believe what this
study is trying to say is to cut down on shopping at Costco and/ or buying to
many perishable just because they are on sale.
"This advice goes against a common belief that buying in bulk will save
money in the long run, since the price per ounce is usually far cheaper in bulk
items. But as the video points out, perishable bulk items often spoil and go to
waste."---------------So, the bottom-line advice is
to only buy as much as you're actually going to use. As in, "Waste
not, want not".How amazingly astute of them.I'm
sure **no one** has thought of that one before!
People like to feel that they got a deal. Take the extreme couponers who spent
$5 on $90 worth of groceries. They are forgetting that they spent $20 on extra
papers, three hours in the store, and that $30 of the savings woud have already
happened without the coupon because of a store sale and that they had to buy 10
widgets they never use the week before to get the $10 store credit on their next
shopping trip. The Pope recently spoke to food waste. It is a shame
how much food is wasted in pantries and on plates. It is like taking food out of
the mouths of others. Take that low income family who would have loved to buy x
items on sale but the shelf was emptied by an extreme couponer an hour before.
It could mean that this month they run out of cereal in the fourth week instead
of having a few extra boxes and their full this month. With bulk foods it's
more a concern. One sixth survives on rice and beans and simple breads. And they
dont get to eat daily.