Perhaps Nat Geo could come up with a more secure and earth friendly way to ensure that their inserts do not get lost in the mail.
Every community has, our should have, recycle Bins. That's where I throw my plastic bags, even though I wish that the Mag. could be delivered in another way, however it is, there is sill a challenge on the environment. Paper comes out of trees that a needed for clean air. I like my Nat Geo mag, and I am sure they will find a solution.
Dear Friends I am Happy that You All are So Sensitive About Plastic but What About Paper on Which National Geographic is Printed??? Forests are being Destroyed for Paper :)
one of the issues is that I live in San Francisco. I am not really able to make it out to DC to deliver/do anything to headquarters directly. The question is who to send the packages, emails, photoshopped photos to... Thoughts?
Cancel your subscription and make sure all responsible are made aware of your reason.
I love National Geographic and I support their authority, I hope they can clear this plastic thing quickly; many animals die because of plastics discarded in natural environments. I'm also glad that we are all trying to make positive changes worldwide. Thank you Shahariar for including me because I care. Nat Geo, let's move forward! Rafi
Tell your local politicians to supply Recycle Bins. The trash collectors are making a mint on trash for energy. Get them to pay for the bins. Check on New Bedford, Massachusetts. Great Bins for plastic and other recyclable items.
In Thailand we receive Nat Geo in brown(recycled) paper wrap.
Could you gather some used bags and tie them together to ring the National Geographic building? Would be a good way to show how many bags are used eg. this took X bags, but NG uses XX every month.
That's basically what i was going to suggest! I remember when the magazine was delivered in a brown paper sleeve. I guess someone a long time ago thought the magazines were getting wet if the mailman was delivering in the rain? I don't recall any soggy issues.
That would be a great way to show them to stop.
Well, what's the alternative? Paper bags do not seem to do a good job of keeping the magazines protected from the elements (to which they are exposed all the time when home delivered).
Recyclable containers..... and take your own bags to supermarket...
recyclable containers and take your own bags to supermarket....
Lowe's also has bins for plastic bags, batteries, cell phones and recyclable light bulbs. Most grocery stores also sell reusable grocery bags for about $1.00, with their logo.
Plastic is recyclable, and I am certainly not going to fly to DC every month to pick up my magazine with a reusable grocery bag.
Write each signee's name on a plastic bag and ship them in big boxes to the building. Or take them there personally if you guys can.
I was going to suggest much the same. Put each of the 15,000 names into a plastic bag and bring them over. (Though I hate the idea of 15,000 plastic bags...)
I was thinking of using clean, used bags (hopefully THEIRS but maybe some other bags would work). I know I personally can contribute around 1,000 or a few more of those white/grey/yellow shopping bags since I stored up every one I found or got in order to re-use them.
Better yet, let's get Nat Geo to give up paper altogether. They were great mags when we all didn't know just how much damage we were causing. Now that we know, we ought to be forcing them to invest in carbon credits or conservation credit units in order to offset their monthly production cycle. The truth is that we don't need to teach them this lesson; they know it already. But they are making money hand over fist like all the others and they need to start taking responsibility for their actions. Hell, it would probably buy them more customers!
I'm such an idiot. Because I didn't think of that. 100% this---^
Put several of their plastic bags filled with petitions inside a fake bird and fish to demonstrate the effect their bags have on wildlife.