I'm drowning in packaging.
I know we're all supposed to be more environmentally aware these days, and I think people generally are, but I don't think they passed the message onto the manufacturers and retail giants.
Its very frustrating.
I buy this brand of cat biscuits, its just a no name brand. And I know, I know, I don't actually own a cat. But there always seem to be a lot of hungry neighbours cats on my verandah. And again I know, I know, that they're probably only there in the first place because I put out the biscuits.
But thats all beside the point. The point is I buy the biscuits and they come in a box that I can recycle. And they have for years. Then last week I buy them, open the box and the biscuits are now inside a plastic bag, inside the box. Why did they feel the need to do this. In this climate of environmental awareness!! Did they have so many complaints from people saying – hey, your cat biscuits are great, but they'd be much better in a plastic bag, that they buckled.
I bet they'll have to put the price up now to cover the cost of the plastic. Doesn't matter, I won't be buying them anymore.
Dishwashing tabs are another annoying one. They come inside a box, then individually wrapped in either plastic or plastic trays. And the other day I bought some and they were all wrapped in some weird plastic that melts away in the dishwasher because I guess people don't like their hands touching raw dishwasher tablet.
And tomatoes – I just went to buy some tomatoes and they come in a plastic tray, wrapped in plastic.
I'm really on a mission to cut down on packaging, but its not easy, there seems to be more of it showing up everywhere. recycle, reuse, reduce.