First of all, congratulations to MaryBeth from Four Silly Sisters, who will soon be toting around two adorable re-usable shopping bags, in addition to her triplets and toddler! We’re all jealous happy for you! Thanks to Stacey of Yvonne Totes for the fantastic giveaway!
Secondly, I have a question for you gals… have any of you heard anything about returning used plastic children’s cups, sippy cups, bottles, etc. for a full refund?
I was walking up to the entrance of Superstore (a local grocery store– same as Loblaws for you Eastern Canadians) this morning, when another young mom just randomly stopped me and asked me if I had plastic to return. I was a bit surprised and completely baffled and mumbled something unintelligent in response, to which she pointed at a bag in her hand full of sippy cups, etc. and asked if I had returned mine for a refund.
At this point, I suddenly began to grasp what she might be talking about and lit up with questions, probably making her wish she had never stopped me at all– “Can you bring bowls and spoons back as well? Do you need to have a receipt? Is it so that you can get safer items in their place? Who do you take them to?” and I had many more questions to ask, but I sensed that she had answered enough and so I reluctantly said thanks and goodbye.
I’m going to call after I post this, and see if their customer service desk can help me out. I watched with interest for a moment as the woman walked up to the desk and set all of her cups on the counter, but I was too far away to hear what was said, and I felt a little dumb, just standing there staring and trying desperately to read lips. I intended to go to the desk after I bought my groceries, to ask for details, but was a bit frazzled by the time I left and completely forgot.
If you know more about this than I do, I’d love to hear about it! If I find out more info, then I’ll let you know about it tomorrow most likely.
Could it really be that stores are starting to take responsibility for the health, safety and sustainability of the products they are selling, and are showing their support by helping consumers to replace these items with better alternatives? Wait, was that a pig that just flew by my window?