08 April 2008

Packaging a top priority for eco-overhauls

The body of this report is not related to the home, but I liked this quote:

Retailers and their partners believe that “packaging and materials costs” are most in need of an environmentally friendly overhaul. As a matter of fact, more than 60% of our early respondents indicate that this is a top priority, compared to less than 50% for such things are energy costs in the stores or the supply chain. Packaging is indeed something that needs addressing; one has only to attempt to open a box of Lightning McQueen action toys to wonder where all that plastic will go, and perhaps think a little about the Texas-sized mass of photo-degraded plastic material now floating around in the Pacific Ocean.

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