So we got a box in the mail a few days ago. It was about 12*12*12.
Inside, were 5 "energy efficient" light bulbs, sent to us free from our Public Utility District.
Nice thought. Nice encouraging push to be "green"...to use energy efficiently and sparingly.
it came packed in non-recyclable foam peanuts.
I wonder if they realize the irony.
The packing materials, transportation, paperwork, and human labor involved in getting those 5 light bulbs to our PO Box might well have been better spent elsewhere. Just think...the PUD serves thousands of residents and businesses (or at least hundreds). That's a lot of foam peanuts and cardboard boxes.
That's a lot of green FAIL to inspire us to be "greener".
I do see the point that people are more likely to use something they have in their hands...that is FREE...than something they have to purchase themselves (even if they are given a coupon, rebate, or gift certificate). People can be lazy and forgetful. So, I don't really fault the PUD that. But, they could have at least forgone the foam peanuts in favor of a more recyclable material like shredded newspaper.
Just a thought.