Pack those Flowers?
With transportation being a challenge for us (we mostly use a taxi or bike to go around in Shanghai), we love the possibility of buying things we need on Taobao, a very popular online shopping website in China.
Delivered to our house, almost everything comes in perfect condition, not in the last place, because it has been wrapped very carefully. Sometimes this gives us a feeling of guilt, several layers of plastic… we’d like to be less wasteful.
Although it’s not just web shopping… also buying flowers in the local store can be a wasteful event, just look at these pictures of the bouquet I was surprised with:
More about waste management and “Evaluate How You Can Reduce Packaging Waste in Your Home”, have a look at this site from one of our favorite organizations, the World Wildlife Fund:
(you’ll find there even a link to the WWF web shop, and they offer very precious virtual gifts :-)).