Before companies send me products to review, I always request that they not use any plastic packaging, including tape. Some comply. Others have a hard time with it, and their packaging ends up in my tally. I’m writing this post not only to help Fake Plastic Fish readers make plastic-free packaging choices, but also to have a web page to which I (and you!) can direct vendors when asking for no plastic packaging. Just trying to make life easier for all of us.
So, here are the options:
Re-Use Shipping Materials
The greenest option will always be to reuse what you already have. And the company setting one of the best examples is BuyGreen.com. They boast that they have never bought new packing boxes or supplies. They shipped my Plastic Pollution Coalition t-shirt in a used Blackberry box:
And BuyGreen even includes a sticker on the box advertising the fact that the packaging is used. Some vendors worry that reusing boxes will make them look cheap.… Read the rest