Have you ever received an item completed wrapped in plastic? A tiny product in a huge box full of waste? A vegetable - that has its own natural packaging - unnecessarily wrapped in plastic? Unfourtantley that's probably a stupid question because of course, you have?
But what do you do about it?
Most of the time, we complain about it to ourselves, but take it nowhere further. And we're not judging anyone for that, after all, you never asked for all that plastic and waste, the company who sent it didn't get your permission. But we want you to take things further which is why we've created this email template that you can simply copy and paste and send onto the offender. All it will take is a few minutes out of your day to find the correct email and paste this text into the email. Your small step could make a huge difference. Let's stop just accepting all this waste we are sent. You'll see in the email template we've put about sending the waste/plastic back. This is an option you can keep in or delete (some may not want to cause more carbon emissions when it comes to posting, however, some may not want to keep the plastic in their home to discard)
Shop local, plastic free, environmentally conscience companies
We get that is not as easy as it sounds, there are simply some items you cannot find that you know will come in plastic-free packaging. However, if there is a choice, purchase at your favourite plastic-free shop (cough cough www.awastefreeworld.com) and shop in confidence that you will never be sent any single-use products or packaging.
*Please note some options will need to be deleted to fit your circumstance.