I read with interest this posting since I just received a package from REI in a plastic bag non-recyclable in my area with the item inside a cardboard box. As an ethical standard bearer for environmentally minded companies I think REI needs to do better. I have been a long time REI member, but I think REI needs to use it's market power to push outdoor equipment manufacturer's to stop using plastic packaging as much as possible. Just walk around an REI store and look at all the pieces of plastic that are really just about sales and marketing and have nothing to do with the product itself. Trying to recycle as an individual is not the answer. Corporations including REI must take responsibility for the amount of non or poorly recyclable material we are overwhelming our world with. I know REI can do better. Thanks!
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