My Goals

To share eco tips &
To discuss changes we can make.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Boycotting products who are behind the times

To my horror, this morning I noticed that the Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste I bought has plastic packaging! How can this be that 1. I didn't notice before I bought it, and 2. that Aquafresh is so behind the times. Why when everyone is going green did they take packaging (cardboard) that was recyclable and switch to plastic? Well, I wrote them and asked just that. Mind you, I just wrote them this morning, so I haven't gotten a response and it's very possible that I'll get some generic email that has nothing to do with what I asked.

However, in it, I told them that I will no longer be buying their products until they start using more earth friendly packaging. So, maybe they won't read our emails now but if people stop buying their products, I bet they will. I bet they'll change their ways too. So, I urge you all to take a moment and write these companies everytime we see something that is harming the planet. It's the only way they're going to change.

I would love to hear from you when you do. I'm interested in the responses we'll get. You can contact Aquafresh here if you'd like. I'll keep you updated on any progress I make.
Read Aquafresh's response here.


OneOfAKind said...

Good on you!

It's about time that mainstream companies and corporations start listening to the people and changing the way they produce and package products. Like that really sharp plastic that no-one can ever open, how much oil and fuel does that take to produce? No one even likes that stuff anyways.

callmekelly said...

I agree with you on the sharp packaging. My husband and I hate that stuff. I did hear a good tip on an easy way to open it. Use a hand-held can opener.