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Incredibly Wasteful Food Packaging

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Julie over at The Daily Green News reminds us NOT to buy in individual portions with an eye-opening show-and-tell of some of the most wasteful food packaging available. Some of the products that have been individually wrapped for our convenience are actually laughable. Example: pickle-chip cups. Anyway here's a quick rundown:

  • cheese packed in packages packed in packages
  • individually-wrapped prunes packed in packages
  • single serve packages packed in boxes
  • lunch food packed in trays packed in boxes

As you can see, the more times you can use the word 'packed' and its derivatives to describe your grocery item, the more wasteful its packaging. Follow this link for Julie's entire article.

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Photo credits: Gloria Dawson, The Daily Green

 

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