Okay, fellow Earth inhabiters. We need to talk about plastic waste.
Have you ever seen produce in a grocery store packaged up like this?
Or — takes a deep, deep breath — LIKE THIS? WITH THREE DIFFERENT LAYERS OF PLASTIC ENCASING A SINGLE, SOLITARY ORANGE?
The fact is, most produce has a perfectly adequate, natural packaging! It's called THE PEEL.
And, sure, plastic packaging might make your life a little more convenient for a few minutes — but when you're done with it, it's prooooobably gonna spend a lifetime in an ocean.
We. Don't. Need. To. Be. Doing. This.
It's completely unnecessary!
Did you know there is a floating pile of garbage in the ocean that is twice the size of Texas? So like, let's maybe not shrink-wrap our fucking apples.
And it's not just produce! We're pretty much plastic-wrapping everything these days. Like cans of tuna, which is completely unnecessary.
And individual sugar cubes, which is just plain lazy.
And...we're now doing this to cans of Coke??? For some reason???
Here's a big-ass plastic box of Tic Tacs filled with smaller plastic boxes of Tic Tacs, each containing just six (6!!!) mints. I'm tired.
These coffee pods are 100% compostable, which is great, but then they were wrapped in non-recyclable plastic, which makes me want to scream into the fucking abyss.
And y'all, it's not even just FOOD! Look at how this teeny little USB was packaged.
These plastic straws came in a plastic bag and were each individually wrapped in — yep, you guessed it! — plastic.
Have you ever bought a big package of toilet paper wrapped in plastic, only to open it and discover that each roll is wrapped in more plastic?
This anti-virus software doesn't even need a disk — but that didn't stop the company from wasting a whole bunch of plastic for no reason.
And finally, I'm sure we've all been on the receiving end of one of these ridiculous packages. JUST SHIP IT IN A SMALLER BOX.