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Hi REI! I've been a member of the REI co-op for at least 7-years now. I make most of my outdoor gear purchases through the co-op. I just bought a pair of headphones today - a pretty basic $20 running headphone. When I got home and opened the package, I was so disappointed to see how heavy and excessive the packaging was. Glossy paper/cardboard, all these different plastic pulls and tabs and screens, and the headphones themselves were embedded in foam. For such a tiny product, I just don't understand why we have to have this much packaging. I understand wanting to 'show off' a product in a store, but I rather see a small poster or a re-usable display. REI is huge, and has an incredible amount of muscle in the outdoor industry! Largest co-op in the USA. Can't we request to have totally minimalist packaging? And honestly, I don't really care if this stuff is recyclable or not. I just want to buy a pair of headphones, without the trash. thanks for thinking about this!
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