Défi Organizes to Reduce Packaging

Défi Organizes to Reduce Packaging

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Regina Yunghans
Oct 27, 2008

Yesterday "wrapped up" the week-long Défi Sans Emballage 2008 effort in Quebec. For the second year, Défi organized in a campaign to markedly reduce the use of consumer packaging in Quebec for one week: from plastic shopping bags to prepackaged food containers. Stéphan Lagassé, the director of the Festival Mondial de la Terre Canada, associated with Défi, hints that the event may continue on in weekly organized efforts...

He says work is already underway on a campaign to be rolled out next month encouraging individuals and businesses to observe a weekly "no packaging" day. "If businesses can have casual Fridays for clothing, why not no packaging Fridays?" he asks.

We are all for a weekly reminder to reduce the use of packaging in consumer products. A few ways to do this are to buy foods in bulk, remember your shopping bags when you head out for groceries, and avoid products that use excessive packaging. More information (in French) is available here. Photos: Chris Jordan from Intolerable Beauty: Portraits of American Mass Consumption

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