19 petitions

Started 4 months ago

Petition to Costco Wholesale

Costco: Commit to permanently carrying recycled paper products in your stores

Many everyday paper products sold in the US contain 50-75% material sourced from old, second-growth, and sometimes virgin forests in Latin and North America. The forests that are being cut down to produce things like toilet paper and paper towels provide irreplaceable habitat for wildlife and are important absorbers of carbon dioxide, the main heat-trapping gas linked to global warming. Their removal contributes to climate change and loss of biodiversity. In addition, producing paper products from virgin sources rather than recycled material requires more water and often uses polluting chlorine-based bleach.  Those same paper products can be made from recycled paper, thus reducing our impact on existing forests, the climate, and our water systems while diverting paper waste from going into the landfill. While the comfort and softness achieved by virgin-sourced products will always make those products competitive, a rising number of consumers are looking to reduce their impact on the environment through purchasing decisions. As a Costco shopper and an advocate for the sustainable use of our natural resources, I am asking Costco Wholesale to commit to permanently carrying paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, disposable plates and cups) sourced from recycled materials in all of its stores. Costco Wholesale details it’s commitment to good land stewardship practices on it’s website. Those commitments include avoiding deforestation and conversion of natural ecosystems, conserving or restoring natural ecosystems, avoiding pollution, and protecting water resources. By committing to carrying recycled paper options in it’s stores, Costco can stand by it’s commitment to the environment while continuing to offer great products to it’s members. 

Shannon Jones
354 supporters
Started 4 months ago

Petition to Costco Wholesale, Costco

Bring the "Kirkland: Dark Chocolate Super Fruits" Back to Costco

A while back, a product known as, "Kirkland Dark Chocolate Super Fruits" had been discontinued. Personally, I like the product because, in addition to tasting amazing, the nutrition values are less anxiety-inducing to me. I am recovering from Anorexia Nervosa, so my diet of foods that I allow myself to eat is still very limited, and this product was among the few real treats I would allow myself to eat. I have looked for a product that could be used to replace the Dark Chocolate Super Fruits, but I haven't been able to find anything as good as the original Costco product. That said, I have seen posts online that show that I am not the only person who misses this product, so I want to see if we can bring the chocolate-covered fruits back to Costco. I called the Costco administration, and I was told that if there were enough people who wanted the product to return, we just might see the product back in stores again. Signing this petition can help bring the product back to stores, but providing feedback to Costco directly would also be an incredibly useful contribution. I believe there is a suggestion box in each Costco store, and there is also a link titled "Feedback" at the very bottom of the Costco website that can be used to make recommendations to Costco more directly. If you contact Costco about the product, the product is titled Kirkland Dark Chocolate Super Fruits and, the item number is 125739 (including the item number helps those at Costco know what product we are talking about). Thank you for taking the time to read this, and possibly, supporting the goal of this petition!

Grace Hamilton
69 supporters