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Stacey, I love your letter. Please see my reply to your topic on the main page of this forum. I would be interested in working with you on a Change.org petition or some other campaign. TJ's really bugs me. I'd love to see people collect all their plastic trash from TJ's and deliver it to them en masse.
oh, wow, it's disappointing to see that this issue with wholesome sweeteners goes back at least 2 years. another blog recently ran a giveaway from WS and since this blog has made me aware of plastic packaging i was struck by the picture (here: http://www.kitchenstewardship……alue-each/) which clearly shows that they don't care that much about safe water.
so i left a comment about it and katie contacted the company (the comment and response are towards the bottom of the page). now that i know they were contacted 2 years ago about paper packaging i see that their response was just a brush-off.
I went to Trader Joe's yesterday and took some photos with my phone, but I'm not up to speed transferring them to the computer at this point. You seem to have a lot of photos now but if you need them I will figure it out later. TJ's does offer some loose produce. I have heard that this was in response to customer requests, so we may be successful in affecting further changes with this company. My experience has been that the loose items are conventional and the packaged ones sitting next to them are organic, leaving me with a choice of plastic or pesticides. However, yesterday I specifically looked for loose organic items and was able to buy Gala apples. All of the greens and mushrooms are in plastic packaging. All of the fish and meat are in plastic packaging. It has been my habit to buy frozen fish at TJ's and I don't know what alternative there is to plastic when buying frozen fish or meat. They don't have a butcher at TJ's, so offering fresh fish and unpackaged meat is probably out of reach, but offering fresh greens without packaging would be an easier switch.
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