Plastic packaging for Organic products

I have become more and more concerned about the extent that most of the products, even organic ones, are packaged in plastic. Much of the packaging is thick plastic bags that don't seem recyclable. This problem is much bigger than the Orcas coop, but I think our Coop should be encouraging the Coop association to push back against even the organic industry to work towards compostable or at least potentially recyclable plastic. I'm always struck, for instance, when buying organic produce that each piece has a plasticized sticker - hundreds of non-recyclable pieces of plastic each year. I think if the association of Coops becomes more broadly environmentally focused with purchasing decisions we could have an impact.

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