Demand that Trader Joe’s end the use of excessive plastic packaging
- Posted to Stop Plastic Pollution
To: Dan Bane, CEO of Trader Joe’s
Trader Joe's is very secretive about their suppliers and wholesalers. One thing that isn't secretive about the company is the amount of plastic that they use to package simple things like bananas, peppers, apples and other fruits and vegetables. The plastic packaging found in Trader Joe's...…
Trader Joe's is very secretive about their suppliers and wholesalers. One thing that isn't secretive about the company is the amount of plastic that they use to package simple things like bananas, peppers, apples and other fruits and vegetables. The plastic packaging found in Trader Joe's stores is non-compostable, non-biodegradable, and represents one of the most infrequently recycled forms of waste. It's estimated that one-third the waste produced in the United States is from packaging.
Large companies like Trader Joe's have the power to change entire distribution and packaging systems. Please sign the petition to encourage their leaders to end the use of plastic packaging for produce.
This petition closed on June 1, 2013.
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15,411 people signed the petition
We request that you put an end to needless plastic waste by eliminating the cellophane and polystyrene trays that you use to package fruits and vegetables. We are not so sure about your "green" reputation. While packaging produce in plastic may simplify pricing and thereby save you money, tons of unnecessary waste is created though the simple practice of selling fruits and vegetables. We encourage you to Think Beyond Plastic and sell your produce in loose bins instead of pre-packaging it in single-use plastic.
15,411Gabriel Harmonia Canada15 days ago
15,410Carrie Foster Aliso Viejo, CA16 days ago
15,409Lisa Hirist Spilios Akron, OH16 days ago
15,408Bonnie Kelly Guadalupe, CA16 days ago
15,407Melissa Salminen Hallberg Aurora, CO16 days ago
15,406Melissa Cahill Bichanich Oconomowoc, WI16 days ago
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