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.
Paper Packing Tape
I buy plain paper tape that tears off easily from the roll. I bought this tape at a local office supply store.
The tape is water-activated. I tear off a strip and run it under the sink to wet. Since I don’t ship packages very often, I don’t feel the need for a tape dispenser. But retailers may want to invest in one.
Then, I use the… Read the rest