There's one chain healthfood store in my town. It's OK, nothing special. But it does have a few items I like to buy. But it is also further away than the supermarket and not open such long hours which hardly makes it part of my everyday life any more.
Depending on your local supermarket for all your grocery needs is quite normal these days but does yours provide enough green options? Are there low-chemical toiletries? Affordable organic veg, dairy and bakery options? What about suitable cleaning products?
In these days of tightened purse strings it can be easy to see why less people would spend that bit extra on the recycled toilet paper, organic milk or eco-cleaner when we can buy the standard products for less and stay on budget. But how does this affect your conscious? I know I feel guilty when I buy a special offer that's not so green but we have had softer toilet rolls since I've checked the prices regularly.
How do you deal with this dilemma? Do you ignore the bigger picture and possible impact on the environment or stick with eco-products and forgo some treats to stay on budget? Let us know how you deal with these everyday green shopping issues.