Most of my shopping is done online because I’m generally not a shopper and drugstores, malls and Target freak me out. Not to mention people yelling at me from across the store, “HEY HOW ARE?”
But with all the home delivery comes a lot of waste; I cannot tell you how many things I’ve gotten from Amazon that are small but come in a huge, huge box. I try to recycle the boxes by breaking them down and putting them in bins (or reusing them for moving which seems to be every 3 months!) but still, it adds up. And despite being a rather green girl, I never really thought about a solution to this.
Luckily, Jasmin aka The Worsted Witch has. I love the note she includes when she places her order:
Please use minimal and recycled packaging. Kindly do not include any catalogs, inserts, flyers, shrinkwrap, bubble wrap, packing confetti, plastic â€śpillows,â€ť or styrofoam peanuts. (You can use crumpled up newspaper if padding is necessary.) Please do not include me in any mailing lists or exchange lists you may have. Thank you!