Natural resources are wasted by thoughtless companies. I thought going green was a trend now.

Yesterday, I received a sample of Head & Shoulders shampoo with a little pamphlet about the ways the shampoo helps to eliminate dandruff. It’s great that companies offer free samples of their products. I like to take the samples when I travel instead of buying tons of miniature bottles.

But tell me why this gargantuan box had to be used to hold one measly pamphlet? The pamphlet itself could have simply been sealed on one side with an address printed on the other. It didn’t even need an envelope, much less a BOX.

Does it frustrate anyone else that thousands (tens of thousands?) of these were distributed, each wasting a whole box made of paper for each? Ridiculous.

And I know I’m kidding myself when I hope that each recipient recycles it. I just have to shake my head and sigh.

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  1. True that. What I think is also crazy is how much money they are wasting on the box. A lot of times its cheaper for a company to do the “green” thing.

    • You’re right. You’d think that money and a weak economy would help motivate people and companies to do the right thing. If wasting money isn’t motivating enough, I don’t know what is.

  2. Things do change if we all try enough. You may be too young to remember the syrofoam containers that everything from McD’s came in… and the CD packaging used to be obnoxious… Sustainable Packaging Expo – Walmart of all companies – interesting…

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