Trader Joe's: Reduce Plastic Packaging!

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A whopping 91% percent of plastics are NOT Recycled.  Plastic is everywhere. It  ends up in the ocean and then into the fish we eat, the water we drink, even as micro-plastics in salt!. In 2016, the global production of plastics reached 335 million metric tons. Currently, there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean, and it is predicted that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish.

It is time to change our relationship with plastic... recycling is not enough. We need to reduce plastic production and consumption. Companies need to be held accountable for the role they play in this cycle and help to be a part of the solution, not the problem.

Trader Joe's is great about encouraging people to bring their bags and buy organic, but they get an "F" on their packaging. I would like to see TJ's take a bigger stand on sustainability and reduce their plastic impact. With only 12 years left to stop climate change, corporations like you need to lead consumers in making earth-conscious choices. Start by eliminating plastic packaging on your produce. Offer produce in bulk like other grocery stores, and choose cardboard, glass and metal over plastic packaging. 

As responsible consumers and citizens, we ask that Trader Joe's take action by reducing their plastic packaging. Help prove that you DO really care about your customers by helping to save our planet.