Unfortunate downside of the low oil price (in addition to my own job security
) is that the cost of feedstock for making plastics is at a low.
Excessive packing is a big bug bear of mine. Even if it is cardboard that is more easily recyclable.
People tend to forget that the R3 is reduce, reuse, recycle. Reduction should be the first choice of possible.
One particular thing that gets me is when the checkout person puts our chicken in yet another plastic bag when it's already wrapped. One once asked us and we said no. "Are you sure? It's chicken."
The chicken is completely sealed already. Why does it need to be in yet more plastic? And don't say there's possible contamination on the outside, because the whole package has being already rolling around the rest of our stuff in the trolley without it, so if contamination is an issue, it is shutting the door after the horse has bolted.
Also, no I don't need the single pepper I've bought putting in a separate plastic bag either.
We have become a throw away society and that needs to change.