Some place recently I read that ten times as many calories are consumed by packaging as by the food inside the package. Certainly, there has recently been a lot of pulicity to encourage the drinking of tap water--or well water--rather than accumulating a mass of plastic bottles that are minimally recylable and take virtually forever to disintegrate in land fill. The plastic used also accounts for the use of more fossil fuel than even cars.
I would love to have input of more examples of this waste. It is important for us to share the responsibility even for information.
Thank you in advance