A while back, we ran out of brown sugar [which, it turns out, my children MUST HAVE in their oatmeal each morning]. So, I figured I would just grab a bag at Aldi while I was there for the avocado sale.
Aldi carries two types of brown sugar [that I have found]:
Baker’s Corner light brown sugar,
and SimplyNature organic fair trade light brown sugar.
I was about to throw the fair trade sugar in my cart when I thought to check whether the bag is recyclable.
Hmm…it is not.
So I checked the Baker’s Corner bag.
Yes, it is.
I have to choose now between waste and a fair wage?
Well, I didn’t have time to ponder the deep philosophical consequences at the moment, so I chose not to buy either and my kids spent two weeks eating oatmeal with maple syrup until I had a chance to get to Whole Foods where I bought brown sugar from the bulk bins.
I’m sure the correct choice is a matter of opinion, but seriously?! Why do I have to choose? Why can’t the fair trade brown sugar be in a recyclable bag?
What would you have done?