I love all the suggestions and discussions about sustainability and ways to reduce our footprint. I just received my package from REI. In the package was one piece of clothing wrapped in plastic, one small item in a box in another box, and a whole wad of paper. REI has no control over how the items themselves are packaged as they were non-REI-branded items. But is all that extra packing paper needed? It kept the items in the outer box from moving, but is that really necessary? Not much of what REI sells, as far as I can tell, is breakable unless its smashed. All that packing paper means trees cut down and water used and polluted in the paper making process. What do other members think? Do you care if items shift around in your packages arriving from REI (or anywhere else for that matter)?
Found Myself Outside