Wednesday, January 30, 2008

GOOD PACK, BAD PACK - What do you make of it all?

ADDENDUM at end - we're not the only ones on the case (geddit?)

, we admit it. We bought grapes in a box... but they were Fairtrade!!! You can see by the label.

Speaking of which, what has inspired this blog is what was on the other side, namely the packaging recyclability advice.

It's a bit hard to see here, so let me retype for you:


This packaging is partly recyclable

Punnet/PET - [tick]
Label - [x]

[tick] - Not recyclable everywhere yet.
To find out about recycling in your area visit


Sooooo.... let me get this staright.

The packaging is partly recyclable, but might not be so first go on an online hunting trip to find out.

More than this, the [tick] goes from being a yes, to a maybe.

And just for good measure, the [x] is for the label, which is glued to the plastic which might be recyclable. Or not.

Now, is it just me, or is this not just the most confusing thing you ever saw/read? And also shows that there's a whole lot of effort being p*ssed away by a whole lot of folk to make it look like we are addressing waste, without first tackling the main ways that need to be put in place first so the poor consumer can actually DO something about reducing it or disposing of it correctly?

Me, I think I'll try finding a reuse first.

Gaurdian - Listing the green labels

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