Not So Smart Packaging
Watching Wall-E on DVD last night has made me more sensitive to my carbon footprint. As the lovable robot piles up trash left behind by humans, he finds things worth saving like cigarette lighters, a Rubik's Cube, and spare parts for his own body. Wall-E is a wonderful environmental film because the little robot finds many still useful things in discarded garbage.
So, when I got a box of Ferrero Rocher fine hazelnut chocolates, I did my best Kelly Stern impression and gobbled a few down. While treasuring the delightful chocolate balls, I couldn't help but be disappointed by the packaging. My gift contained 24 chocolate balls in a very hard plastic shell cut in a diamond shaped pattern. This can't be good for the environment!
Even my Reeses cups miniatures plastic candy cane complete with a plastic Santa on top is not very environmentally friendly.
Don't get me wrong.... I love chocolate and I appreciate my gifts from co-workers. I just wish companies would look at their packaging options and do more to diminish the harm to the environment.