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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

Gary Bridger
Gary Bridger

Asia is one of the worse places , Drain feet high in plastics , When it rains , The sea is littered with it. Washed off from beached, Rivers with floating rubbish bags, beaches covers and the shore line with sand and plastic. Its not the plastic thats the problem. Its the people and what they do with it. Its also every other form of rubbish they like to throw into the rivers, streams and drains, Country side, To lazy to dispose of it properly.

Gary Bridger
Gary Bridger
  • Gary Bridger

What needs to be done is have a fine for any one who throws any form of rubbish that is not fast biologically degradable . Anything that is man made must be disposed off in the right way. And stop super market over packaging from cleaning stuffs to food. Far to much plastic. Polystyrene ,cellophane , Use only recycled paper and stop jutting down trees, take your unwanted thing to a charity shop or recycle place. Or rap it and put it beside a skip, so it may be used, Separate your tins ,...

What needs to be done is have a fine for any one who throws any form of rubbish that is not fast biologically degradable . Anything that is man made must be disposed off in the right way. And stop super market over packaging from cleaning stuffs to food. Far to much plastic. Polystyrene ,cellophane , Use only recycled paper and stop jutting down trees, take your unwanted thing to a charity shop or recycle place. Or rap it and put it beside a skip, so it may be used, Separate your tins , food bottles (any glass items) make life easy for others, and life will become better for you!

Clare Cullen
Clare Cullen
  • Gary Bridger

AGREE!

Andy Merchel
Andy Merchel

greed is our problem here on earth..........

Lynn Goldhammer
Lynn Goldhammer

Remember folks, you choose with the dollars you spend. It isn't just Trader Joes: consumers banned fast food a few years ago because burgers were being sold in styrofoam. They changed the packaging, but now the large sodas and shakes and iced coffees and salads are all using plastic containers. You can get soda and sparkling flavored water in aluminum cans which are 100% recyclable into more cans - choose those over plastic bottles. Likewise buy powdered detergent (recycling the paper...

Remember folks, you choose with the dollars you spend. It isn't just Trader Joes: consumers banned fast food a few years ago because burgers were being sold in styrofoam. They changed the packaging, but now the large sodas and shakes and iced coffees and salads are all using plastic containers. You can get soda and sparkling flavored water in aluminum cans which are 100% recyclable into more cans - choose those over plastic bottles. Likewise buy powdered detergent (recycling the paper box) instead of liquids; bars of soap instead of liquids, coffee and pet food in paper or aluminum cans instead of plastics. Icecream in paper vs. plastic. Doesn't matter if plastic is "recyclable" if most of it never makes it into the recycling stream. And even then, if the packaging is made from recycled plastic it indicates it: do you ever see that on your plastic bottles? Each time you choose to not buy plastics or to go to another store to choose otherwise, l let the manager know why.

Susan Glenn
Susan Glenn
  • Lynn Goldhammer

I wish every single company would consider alternatives to plastic. I'm going to start making my own laundry detergent because powdered can ruin an agitator, but there's a recipe online that takes a little time, but is well worth it...and you can use ONE plastic container FOREVER...for the life of the container and just continue to refill it. Styrofoam drink containers are a HORRIBLE idea as they leech chemicals into drinks that are even slightly acidic. What we need: more cancer..and it can most certainly come from that.

Susan Glenn
Susan Glenn
  • Lynn Goldhammer

Even more elegant: a glass drink dispenser to contain your laundry detergent.

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