A Plastic Rant
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Written by Chris

March 16, 2012

 

After a long week of work, I walked into a store the other day to purchase some beer for the weekend. I looked at the different types and brands and exchanged hellos with the clerk. My eyes settled on something a little different, corona bottles wrapped in a new colorful plastic wrapping. The clerk saw what I was looking at and expressed her disdain for the new product as it seems senseless to wrap glass bottles in plastic. I could not agree more with the mindset and was happy to hear her share the opinion. 

 

I believe it is our job, our social responsibility to reject such products. We live in a world driven by economics and often the bottom dollar. Products wrapped in pretty plastic deliver no additional tangible value beyond a marketing scheme to sell more of that product. I believe this to be a step inherently in the wrong direction. There are many useful uses for plastic, this not being one of them. It is our social responsibility to reject these products and do so by not buying them.


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