Sunday, February 24, 2008

More Packaging

My intent of this blog is and will be to be informative. But today I need to rant, just a bit. I am amazed on how manufacturer’s think that we want (and probably our society does) everything with too much packaging. In the last few days, I have seen advertisements for single serving frozen vegetables and single serving cookies. Really?

We are such a disposable society. Everything is over-packaged, single servings packaged into outer packaging. Things inside bags, housed in boxes, wrapped in bags, sealed in cellophane! I just ask that you think about how much packaging your purchases contain when you buy them. Our purchases determine what manufacturer’s produce. All of this packaging ends up in landfills. Think about which materials are used, can you recycle the plastic container? I have seen many products made with plastics made from corn or soy instead of traditional petroleum-based plastics.

Sorry for stepping on the soapbox. Thanks for listening and please make a conscious decision at your next visit to the market.

1 comment:

Corinne said...

I completely agree! I also wish that companies would use more recyclable materials or that we were able to recycle more items locally.