i can’t believe it. I feel like I am back in Lithuania.
We went shopping at IKEA today to get a few things. We were not looking to buy anything big. My wife is looking to buy some everyday silverware. She does not want to buy a set but buy the pieces of the silverware individually. Unfortunately IKEA only had sets. Nevertheless we did not buy any silverware but we got a few small things. We even bought a small tent for the kids to play with outside. It was a bargain at ten dollars.
We really liked the bunk beds and we are considering buying a bunk bed for our kids. There were two we really liked and the prices were very reasonable.
So is IKEA going green? We went to pay for our stuff and I notice a sign. It basically said that IKEA was no longer offering complimentary plastic bags for goods purchased. It was their part to help with the environment. As a customer, two options were availableeither buy a huge durable reusable bag for 59 cents or buy the normal plastic bag for 5 cents. With our IKEA in Burbank, customer parking is in a parking structure across the street, there is limited parking in front of the store for loading big items. Good luck finding a spot there. Basically you are stuck buying their reusable bag or the normal plastic bag. I can’t wait for the grocery stores to pass this expense on to us.
While I was in Lithuania last summer, the grocery store out there did the same thing. If you wanted a plastic bag to carry your grocery in, they charge a small fee. I remember the first time I went to Lithuania, we went to McDonald’s In Kaunas and we had to pay for a ketchup packet.