Are we over packaging?

Are we over packaging?

Are we over packaging our products? All the wrappings that you have to unwrap when you get home. Do we really need them? Or can they be minimalized?

I came across a video sensitizing on promoting toothpaste with no box packaging

As I was perusing through the internet, I was able to see a video that also highlighted this issue.

It was explaining the insignificance of having boxes for the toothpaste and urging the public to go for boxless toothpaste.

This is already happening in one of the greenest countries.

Their argument makes sense and will save both the public and manufacturers, huge funds.

These boxes consume our trees, energy and even time, for their formation. Yet they are shortly thrown away when bought by the public. Since we are only after the toothpaste and not the box.

Toothpaste is used almost by everyone and on a daily basis. This means the demand for toothpaste is high.

Why should we continue to kill trees and misuse energy for something that is shortly thrown away? Is it logic.

What about other packaging?

Toothpaste is just an example of some of the things that our vendors and manufacturers tend to over-wrap.

A friend recently shared with us, on how apples already have their own safe package (their peel). But we go ahead to peel , dice and package them into plastic bags. But why?

This applies to the electronics too, their packagings are shortly discarded once these gadgets get home.

The many unnecessarily packaging is what promotes plastic pollution. And lie to our brains that we do need them. which is not true.

Where people have managed to embrace practices that promote a healthy environment. You will notice that the packaging is minimal and eco-friendly.

Its people go to stores prepared with their own containers, biodegradable bags and with exact needs. So they will be no room for over shopping or need for plastic bags as a quick fix.

Next time you go shopping, evaluate the number of packaging that your shopping will be into. And understand how we are exerting unnecessary pressure on our natural resources for unimportant stuff.

Conclusion

Can we have a plan to reduce all the unnecessary packaging, and save our environment?

Whatever that doesn’t need packaging, let’s stop packaging it. Starting with our toothpaste.

We will be able to change the industries by going for those that promote the health of our planet. Buy from them and neglect those who still don’t care about their impact on the environment.

Pushing for laws that regulate these industries, ensuring that, not only do they work for their profits. But also ensure our environment and the public remain safe.

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Cheche

Hey, My name is Cheche Winnie and I love nature especially the wildlife. I strongly believe that the future generation should be allowed an opportunity to enjoy the current natural resources we have. As much as a lot has been lost, there's hope for a safe planet earth. Together we can help fight threats facing nature for a bright future.

8 Responses

    Looking for the Light November 20, 2019

    I love working with companies that use less packing and recycling material. 🙂

     
    Cheche November 20, 2019

    They understand the importance of protecting our planet.

     
    sharonsiconictravelphotographyblog November 21, 2019

    I think we started having all this extra packaging when mentally ill people in the US tampered with aspirin and other products killing people. Then companies tried to make products tamper resistant. In came more plastics and more packaging.

     
    Cheche November 21, 2019

    This is now harming the environment and eventually our health. Precaution should be observed to ensure we only package as required and avoid misusing our natural resources for wrappings to be discarded shortly after delivering the products.

     
    sharonsiconictravelphotographyblog November 23, 2019

    Unfortunately a few ruined it for us all.

     
    Cheche November 24, 2019

    We have to correct the mistake before it takes everything from us

     
    Chiru November 22, 2019

    This post is a eye opener…
    like toothpaste there are number of products that need to minimise their packaging..

     
    Cheche November 22, 2019

    Thank you

     

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