Glucosamine is a health supplement that supposedly helps with range of motion and joint pain. So I’ve used it for years.
The problem is that it’s expensive. So I usually wait for BOGO deals (buy one, get one free).
I recently got that deal with two bottles of Osteo Bi-Flex.
After I got home, I discovered that both bottles were less than half full! So I combined them and still had room left in the bottle.
- The consumer thinks they’re getting more than they actually are.
- The product takes twice as much shelf space.
- The product takes twice as much space in a truck on its way to the store.
- The consumer pays for twice as much packaging.
- Twice as much plastic is being manufactured from crude oil.
- Twice as many bottles are likely thrown away or possibly recycled – and trucked to the dump or recycling center.
Come on, companies – wake up and stop wasting our resources!
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I’ve gotten packages like that, too, and find it pretty annoying. But I think the biggest offender, because it happens so constantly, is prescription pill bottles. I get 8 or so prescriptions every month, and because there’s just a month’s worth of pills in each bottle, the bottle is virtually empty. And every month I have to get rid of all those empty bottles. The pharmacy won’t take them back. I put them into the recycling bin, but I don’t know if they are really recyclable.
I agree, Deb. It’s sad how much waste is built into so many systems!
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