Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Carbon Fast for Lent: Say "No" to Unecessary Packaging

DAY 14 – TUESDAY 10 MARCH: “Avoid buying products that have lots of packaging. Choose loose products and buy refillable containers where possible.” — Carbon Fest for Lent

Happily, I’ve noticed some companies getting better about this. For example, I noticed that the Home Life store-brand aluminum foil I bought last week was in a petite container — when I read the package I learned this was a conscious effort at eco-packaging and a 25% reduction from their previous box. But there are still plenty of culprits, from pre-packaged fruits and vegetables that could just as easily be sold loose, to over the counter medications that come in boxes and containers much larger than what’s necessary to hold the product.

Today’s mitzvah: The next time you get home with a product only to find it excessively packaged, email the company and let them know that you’re a paying customer who isn’t happy!

1 comment:

Vera said...

Ah, I bought this box of chocolates that had an obscene amount of unnecessary packaging! I took photos of it, meaning to blog about if of course but have not done so. Ugh. I am so not buying that again.