I went to Toys R Us last night as my daughters birthday is upon us. If you want to talk about packaging, check this place out. The packaging has packaging and then when you are done, they put it all in a nice HUGE plastic bag. Shocking. I made it out of there fairing better than I thought I would, and will add that stuff to the pile after her b-day. I know some of you will find me doing what I'm doing and heading to Toys R Us to be a bit odd, but I'm trying to live my life as I would have last year this time. Which is to say that I struggle with it, but I'm a normal dad who really loves his kids and while I have a serious problem with buying her stuff from the plastic Xanadu that these stores are, all she wanted was a little stroller that was pink for her doll, and this was the only place I could find one. Having said that I bought the better of the two that I could find so that it will hopefully outlast her and can be given to some other child. Will it end in the landfill? Eventually I will assume, so i think I'll have to eat this one for her sake.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Next time you're in a store, Toys R Us, Walmart, or the Supermarket, try and see if you can get out of the store with what you went there for without buying anything that has plastic packaging. And if you can't, which will probably be the case, try to make your purchase choice based on which product has less packaging. My guess is that in many cases there will be slight difference between the products you have to choose from. It's an eye-opener.
Posted by Dave at 10:15 AM