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Just Say “No” to 7-Eleven’s Plastic-Wrapped Bananas.

Posted By Beth Terry On October 14, 2009 @ 1:17 pm In Letter Writing,Plastic Packaging | 25 Comments

7-11 plastic-wrapped banana

Plastic-wrapped bananas are redundant and stupid, aren’t they? I mean, really. Bananas already have a natural wrapper. But 7-Eleven wants to make sure they stay fresher even longer. So 27 stores in Dallas, Texas are testing out the new plastic-wrapped bananas. If successful, the chain plans to sell them in all of its stores.

According to this article in USA Today [1] (forwarded to me by Fake Plastic Fish reader James Langford), “7-Eleven recognizes that the wrapper could be an environmental issue and has asked supplier Fresh Del Monte to come up with a wrapper that’s biodegradable.” Um… it already has a biodegradable wrapper. It’s thick and yellow and decomposes in about a week, as evidenced by the contents of my compost bin.

Since 7-Eleven does appear to be somewhat concerned about its environmental footprint, let’s help them realize the error of this packaging choice. Please make a quick phone call or send a letter to the company letting them know we don’t need no stinkin’ plastic on our bananas.

Customer Relations:
7-Eleven, Inc.
Customer Relations
Loc. 231
P.O. Box 711
Dallas, TX 75221
Phone: 800-255-0711

Or use the link on 7-Eleven’s Contact Page [2] to contact a store directly.

This one should be a no-brainer.

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[1] this article in USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2009-10-11-7-eleven-bananas-wrap_N.htm

[2] 7-Eleven’s Contact Page: http://corp.7-eleven.com/ContactUs/tabid/184/Default.aspx

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