posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 12:28 AM
The amount of extra packaging in products is sickening. You can bet that a lot of the plastic that makes up the trash island off of the Pacific coast
comes from completely unnecessary packaging, that only ever existed because studies showed that more packaging subconsciously makes most people
think more product - how do we defeat this thought process in the general population, and bring everyone around to desiring products from the
most intelligently run companies and businesses?
I think one way to inspire people, and bring the issue to the forefront where it belongs, would be if there were a certain day when everyone who went
shopping stopped before leaving the store, and left every bit of the extra unnecessary packaging behind at the store. I don't mean litter, I mean
throw it away, take it by the customer service desk and give it to them, hand it to the cashier, find whatever way to make those extra boxes, bags,
labels, inserts, ads, wraps, flaps, cards, mailers, wrappers - you name it - stay at the store they were bought at.
If this were done on a nationwide or multinational scale, I think it would send a very clear message to manufacturers and retailers, that we are
growing up as consumers and they need to grow up too.
[edit on 8-8-2009 by maus80]