Buy bulk and waste

By Drum Digital
20 November 2013

You pop into your local supermarket and you notice a bag of potatoes on special.

You buy it because you assume you’re saving money by buying in bulk, but your household doesn’t really consume that much starch – and before you know it, half that bag has gone bad.

So you shrug, throw it out and never give it another thought.

You should. What you have just inadvertently done is contribute to pushing up the price of potatoes because by buying more than we need and wasting it, we’re increasing demand for the product faster than the growth in supply – and that means a higher price for everyone.

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