Monday, January 30, 2012

Greenwashed plastic packaging

This morning while I was eating my breakfast and staring at the table I stumbled upon this:

I couldn't believe that this company that sells nuts was honestly trying to say that their new plastic package was better and greener because it's LIGHTER than glass. Seriously? So instead of sticking with one of the greenest packaging materials (based on the ease of recycling and the creation of the material), they decided to switch to a petroleum based substance full of toxic chemicals. Just what I have always wanted, peanuts with a hint of plastic.

1 comment:

  1. I am also surprised after reading this post. People prefer to buy those products that are having environmental packaging material used which is non toxic. According to you this jar is basically made of material that is full of toxic material. Who will buy it ?