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    Less is More (and Newsworthy): REI Packaging Makeover Gets Recognized

    fileREI's packaging-reduction efforts continue to gather attention and elicit admiration, as this article published today (Dec. 22) in the British national daily The Guardian explains.  Among the article's highlights: •    How recycled plastic hangers helped shrink the environmental impact of REI-brand product hangtags. •    A look at the little things—twist ties, plastic bags, tape and staples—and their roles in packaging reduction. •    More on REI's strategy for slashing the use of paper and ...

    Posted by KellyH on December 22, 2011 8:09 PM & Tagged environmental impact, packaging and sustainability | permalink | Comments

    REI Gives Its Packaging a Makeover

    fileHere's some heartening news: The Novara bike I recently purchased at REI was shipped using 68% less packaging than was used previously. The shipping box is fully reusable and recyclable and eliminates all waste (no zip ties, polybags, tape, etc.). Hmm, I think I like my new bike even more now. This is just one example of a bigger effort at REI to cut out unnecessary packaging—some of it behind-the-scenes, some of it visible to you, our customers—whenever we can. Working with other eco-minded ...

    Posted by KellyH on October 18, 2011 1:11 PM & Tagged bicycle, packaging, rei and stewardship | permalink | Comments

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