devoirs OR 'homework' for the NON multi linguals
A very easy and effective way of managing your wastage this season is by simply including 'plastic free' or 'minimal packaging' in your order notes when purchasing online.
It seems companies feel liable for possible breakages en route, so wrap items up ten times more than they actually require - equating to much more rubbish (See my own personal experience above). Unlike my example above though, much of the packaging included with boxes is not only excessive but unrecylable plastic. Recycling is still a energy and carbon costly process too; its not the goal or the answer.
So with time when online orders are at their highest - take charge of your christmas buys and reduce any possible superfluous wrapping by opting for NO PLASTIC WITH ORDER PLEASE in your delivery notes.
Simple yet so, so easy.