Letter To Your Grocer

Join us in boycotting clamshell packaging and plastic mesh produce baskets with this thoughtful letter to your grocer. Then let us know you did it in the comments below so we can help motivate others to join us.

Dear Grocer:

I’m a resident of your community and love your store’s commitment to fresh organic produce. We’re very lucky to have you in our neighborhood.

I’ve noticed recently, however, that you’re continuing to sell blueberries, strawberries, and cherry tomatoes in clamshell packaging. We realize you’re simply buying the produce in the packaging that is provided by the farmers you buy from. Could you please tell them that, sadly, I’m no longer buying their produce because of the polystyrene clamshell packaging they’re packing beautiful organic produce into? I’m joining this boycott in concert with a community of concerned people nationwide at Trash Backwards, a web and soon-to-be mobile app reversing the trend of unnecessary single-use plastics because we’re finding them everywhere in our environment. Why not use paper cartons or even sell this produce in bulk, like in.gredients does in Austin Texas, so customers can bring their own bags and containers to carry home with them? Paper cartons are useful because they are part of a closed-loop process in recycling, unlike all plastics.

If you were to make this change in the packaging of our favorite foods, I would become your evangelist, spreading the word through Facebook and social media and add you to the list of grocers at Trash Backwards who are making an impact nationwide.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. We look forward to seeing what can be done!

Sincerely,

(your name)

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