Aaron Regan
Aaron Regan

Dear Geniuses. Plastic come from oil which comes from the earth. Throwing away plastic into the ground is not Armageddon. I know you all feel better about yourselves because you are raising a stink, but at the end of the day you are doing NOTHING?!!!!!

Cheryl Moeller-Liniman
Cheryl Moeller-Liniman
  • Aaron Regan

Dear Mr. Nothing: --- At the end of the day it is people like YOU who are the dirty birds that shit in their own nest, as the old saying goes. Too bad there are so many of you carelessly polluting the earth, raping it of its resources and giving nothing back. If it weren't for people with a conscience "raising a stink" you wouldn't have air to suck in to sustain a miserable life. At the end of the day, doing SOMETHING is better than what you are doing, Sonny Boy. Wise up, wake up and if...

Dear Mr. Nothing: --- At the end of the day it is people like YOU who are the dirty birds that shit in their own nest, as the old saying goes. Too bad there are so many of you carelessly polluting the earth, raping it of its resources and giving nothing back. If it weren't for people with a conscience "raising a stink" you wouldn't have air to suck in to sustain a miserable life. At the end of the day, doing SOMETHING is better than what you are doing, Sonny Boy. Wise up, wake up and if you don't care about your own health, maybe consider that your kids or grandkids might like a chance at living theirs WITHOUT cancer and all the other neurological disorders that come from plastics, oil, fracking, BPA in baby items and children's toys that they literally SUCK ON, etc. It's much like handing your baby an oil soaked baby rattle from an oil spill. And a genius you're NOT, sad to say.

Christopher James Raynor
Christopher James Raynor
  • Aaron Regan

Hey dude... I can see how you might think this, but this is far from truth. Plastic is made of toxic chemicals that take 300-500 years to fully biodegrade. For every year each piece sits in a dump, it is releasing those toxins. If it ends up in the ocean, which an incredible amount of plastic does, it takes even longer... if it ever fully does. Also, fish and birds are eating the bits of plastic that they think is food. They have opened up dying birds, gulls, their babies, etc. after they...

Hey dude... I can see how you might think this, but this is far from truth. Plastic is made of toxic chemicals that take 300-500 years to fully biodegrade. For every year each piece sits in a dump, it is releasing those toxins. If it ends up in the ocean, which an incredible amount of plastic does, it takes even longer... if it ever fully does. Also, fish and birds are eating the bits of plastic that they think is food. They have opened up dying birds, gulls, their babies, etc. after they have died to find their insides completely full of plastic bits and even full toys. It has even altered the genetics of the very fish we eat, making their hormones change to the point that the fish even change sexes. It's pretty detrimental, my man. And truly worth advocating a different production. Plastic is okay, say for instance, in the collectible toy that you will keep forever and it will even be passed down. It doesn't need to biodegrade since it is staying in its form and off of the Earth.

Christopher James Raynor
Christopher James Raynor
  • Christopher James Raynor

Check out a few documentaries, especially Plastic Planet. It will open your eyes and mind quite a bit. I can barely hold a plastic bottle after watching without thinking of the harm it does, both to me and the Earth. That is all :)

Grant Thompson
Grant Thompson

I am looking at the zucchini in the picture as I hold a package in my hand. The tray is CARDBOARD. What is the problem with that? I cannot find cardboard trays in other grocery stores. Celebrate that small step forward and others will follow.

Steve Saunders
Steve Saunders

this has to stop.

Gary Aldrich
Gary Aldrich

Oh please.....regardless of their wrap...trader joes rules!

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.

Paddy Brett
Paddy Brett

Why is this all about Traider Joe, why isn't it about ALL shops and foods the people buy!

Christi Sanchez
Christi Sanchez
  • Paddy Brett

Because we have to start somewhere and need to be specific and focused conquering one small goal at a time. But you are right in a way...eventually and little by little it needs to be about ALL shops...

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!!!

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