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Laura Iancu
Laura Iancu

this is ridiculous. why just Trader Joes. Why not Walmart, Jewel, and these other stores. Trader Joes pays cash for their items and get the customers the lowest prices. It is a small company coompared to those who are in a higher bracket. I be lieve they should change there packaging, but I also be live that if you going to do it with this company, then you do it to all companies!

Caitlin J Willis
Caitlin J Willis
  • Laura Iancu

Because we have to start somewhere.

Steve Matin
Steve Matin
  • Laura Iancu

Every journey begins with the first step...

Stella Witt
Stella Witt
  • Laura Iancu

you can re a small company easier as a big one and you have to start to tell it everywhere to every company especially McDonalds,to stop using plastic straws -there exists paper ones and to stop giving away plastic toys etc.

Robertson Jack
Robertson Jack

Most plastics will be around much longer than the forces that manufactured it. Around to choke fish, asphyxiate birds and haunt your children, grand children and so on. It's true there have been many great advances and great uses in plastic...the excessive use of bags is not really one of them.

Robertson Jack
Robertson Jack
  • Robertson Jack

A society w/out forms of "regulation" is one of chaos.

Lynn Harris
Lynn Harris

...and actually another negative is that in a package of 4 peaches for instance - if one is bad they all get thrown out - besides people like to pick their own produce....

Redwood Mary
Redwood Mary

I had to stop shopping at Trader Joe's since I have been lucky to find other stores that can provide what I need without the plastic packaging and in bulk.
There are alternatives...and Trader Joe's needs to make that happen.

Nuria Millán Romero
Nuria Millán Romero
  • Redwood Mary

Well done!!! Thanks.

Amanda Kattan
Amanda Kattan

Although, I hate to say it but, shouldn't we focus on the stores that aren't doing anything at all yet? Trader Joe's is probably on the very bottom of the list of the planet's problems, whereas supermarkets such as Albertson's, Ralph's, CVS, moguls such as Wal-Mart and SuperTarget and, well, EVERYWHERE else you go everything is covered in 1, 2, 3, even 4 layers of plastic. I would hate to see Trader Joe's having to bend over while all the other supermarkets are just standing by and laughing...

Tom Hrycuna
Tom Hrycuna
  • Amanda Kattan

True but TJs has a reputation to uphold and its important to consider their role in this plastic-free movement. As a concious consumer, I shop at stores I enjoy most, like Rainbow, Wholefoods and TJs, of which I hold to a higher standard. And this includes drastically reducing the amount of post consumer waste. Its discouraging to walk into a grocery store and see so many products in clear shiny wrapping and containers. Especially after I unpack or eat, Im left with a lot of trash. I hope...

True but TJs has a reputation to uphold and its important to consider their role in this plastic-free movement. As a concious consumer, I shop at stores I enjoy most, like Rainbow, Wholefoods and TJs, of which I hold to a higher standard. And this includes drastically reducing the amount of post consumer waste. Its discouraging to walk into a grocery store and see so many products in clear shiny wrapping and containers. Especially after I unpack or eat, Im left with a lot of trash. I hope TJs listens to this issue and cut back even more. And if they cant, they need to consider removing certain products from their stores or they will loose customers who spend a good amount of money there, like me! As far as the other stores go, they are not too far to follow. People really love TJs and its evident. That is why they need to prove they are leaders in this platic war! And not just about convenience!!!

Christopher Milton Dixon

If you really want to do something, shop somewhere else!

Christine Nye
Christine Nye
  • Christopher Milton Dixon

And Whole Foods too!

Diane Abraham
Diane Abraham

Don't agree with plastic on any food. They shud use paper bags

Mike Bowman
Mike Bowman

I am amazed at the "green thing". Stop coal fired power plants, but then you want nuclear which as we know from Japan is a lost worse than acid rain. Which I have passed those plants and see no smoke coming from the stacks due to the scrubbers. You have eliminated the paper bag, to many trees being cut down, so now you have the plastic bag. People complain about other people being over weight causing more food and trucks to haul the food, but these same people live in big houses and get...

I am amazed at the "green thing". Stop coal fired power plants, but then you want nuclear which as we know from Japan is a lost worse than acid rain. Which I have passed those plants and see no smoke coming from the stacks due to the scrubbers. You have eliminated the paper bag, to many trees being cut down, so now you have the plastic bag. People complain about other people being over weight causing more food and trucks to haul the food, but these same people live in big houses and get cold because the have no body fat that insulates them and hike up the thermostat to stay warm in a big house (Yuppies) takes even more fuel that affects the "green thing" Many of these same people are driving big SUV's using more fuel to move themselves to the grocery store when a small car will do. Look in D.C. Metro area and you will see the perfect examples of a hypocrites.

Joy Smith
Joy Smith
  • Mike Bowman

Plastic is promulgated by the oil and gas industry so they can make more money. Plastic pollutes, and it's all over, even in my small northern town ~ It ends up on the ground, and doesn't go away until we pick it up. In towns where people use bags that last, this problem goes away. We can ban plastic bags; there are other things we can use.

Jacob Scheinert
Jacob Scheinert

I'm against the ban, since it's of no sense.
Packaged veg & fruits are in the first place more hygienic. As to whether non-GMO or GMO, Most all over the world are GMO. It's of no harm and can occur spontaneously in nature.
Addressing the non compostable vs compostable, points on a basic misunderstanding. The compostable plastics may cause more health harm than the non-compostable that can be recycled and thus have lower carbon foot print. Considering the pricing, it has a marginal effect and can be absorbed by Tom Joe. Regards, Jacob Scheinert.

Anne Russell
Anne Russell
  • Jacob Scheinert

Hygienic ? how come ? It aint necessarily so ... not at all .... Hope you wash the produce ! Lets not use plastic at all for goodness sake its not like its neccessary

Bonnie Louise Carpenter

I stopped shopping at Trader Joes long ago because of the ridiculous Plastic packaging. The issue is not about freedom of choice vs. regulations when islands of plastic bigger than Texas are floating in the ocean. Plastic is showing up in the bellies of fish, killing wild life and even multitudes of wild birds on remote islands. It pollutes our soils, our foods (for example plastic leaching into meat & cheese ) our oceans, rivers and lakes and the environment in general in unimaginable...

I stopped shopping at Trader Joes long ago because of the ridiculous Plastic packaging. The issue is not about freedom of choice vs. regulations when islands of plastic bigger than Texas are floating in the ocean. Plastic is showing up in the bellies of fish, killing wild life and even multitudes of wild birds on remote islands. It pollutes our soils, our foods (for example plastic leaching into meat & cheese ) our oceans, rivers and lakes and the environment in general in unimaginable ways! Just for the momentary convenience of a throw away plastic bag. This is the unltimate unconsciousness of humans trashing their planet which supports their very lives and existance.

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