Amid online shopping sale, calls to reduce plastic packaging waste continue

Bubble wraps, cartons and other packaging materials keep products safe during delivery but at the expense of environmental damage.

Amid another e-commerce shopping event on March 3, an environmental group reminded the public of the harmful effects of “excessive” plastic packaging used by online stores.

Greenpeace Philippines shared a graphic that featured juxtaposed meme of John Lloyd in tears and a slice of what appears to be an onion. The inside of an onion represented different plastic materials used for packaging such as a courier plastic, bubble wrap and a cardboard box.

The post read, “Sa dami ng layers maiiyak ka talaga. Kaya ngayong 3.3 sale, let’s continue the call for Lazada & Shopee to reduce their packaging waste. #PlasticFreeShopping now.”

Greenpeace and other environmental groups had been calling on e-commerce businesses to reduce their plastic packaging as part of their efforts to help save the environment.

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