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Target's Excessive Packaging is Hurting the Planet

It's disheartening to see the amount of packaging and plastic waste that comes with orders from Target. I recently received this cleaning spray (pictured below) in a box that could have fitted about ten additional bottles. The box was way too big, and the spray was wrapped in a ton of plastic.
According to Target's website, their ambition is to "Innovate to eliminate waste," but after receiving this packing, I'm curious as to what that innovation really entails.
I understand the need for protection during shipping, but more sustainable alternatives are available. I urge Target to use its position and purchasing power as one of America's largest brands to help drive innovation and provide new eco-friendly packaging options.

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  • Christina Carlmark

    2 w

    Absolutely crazy. Air is also waste when it comes to packaging.

    • George Kariuki

      4 w

      Totally agree! Target's excessive packaging is a major bummer. Their sustainability goals need to reflect less plastic and more action. ♻️

      3
      • Jane Wangui

        4 w

        I still don't understand why people opt to use expensive and ways that are not environmental friendly..when they could use cheaper and more friendly ways.

        1
        • zelda ninga

          4 w

          Companies should be taught the importance of sustainability and how it can be way cheaper for them.

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          • Elizabeth Gathigia

            4 w

            Target should adopt eco-friendly alternatives

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            • Varsa Mahananda

              4 w

              Wow! What a waste!

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              • We Don't Have Time

                4 w

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                • walter lungayi

                  4 w

                  As a major retailer, Target has the opportunity to lead by example in reducing packaging waste and implementing sustainable practices. Addressing this issue is crucial for mitigating the harmful effects on the planet

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                  • Sarah Chabane

                    4 w

                    This makes no sense...

                    5
                    • Vermeer Xie

                      4 w

                      This is so ridiculous... They need both innovation and educating their employees.

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                      • zelda ninga

                        4 w

                        @ke_vermeer_xie Ifeel the company too might be the problem for not handling issues as they should.

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                      • Adam Wallin

                        4 w

                        There are so many sustainable packaging solutions that struggle to enter the market. Target has a huge opportunity to make these solutions scale into viability, it would be great to see them take it.

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                        • Markus Lutteman

                          4 w

                          This way of transporting ridiculous amounts of air in almost empty boxes also means there is less room in the truck for other packages… which means there will be even more trucks on the road, transporting packages that mostly contains of empty air.

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                          • Kevin

                            4 w

                            @Markus_Lutteman What a way to look at it! Increases emissions,very wasteful and uses too much plastic. Do away with it I'd say.

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                            • zelda ninga

                              4 w

                              @Markus_Lutteman This is the best way possible to explain it to that company and everything about sustainability will make sense.

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                            • Rashid Kamau

                              4 w

                              They need to embrace sustainable packaging in supply chain management, businesses can contribute to a greener future .

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                              • Patrick Kiash

                                4 w

                                I support your advice to them. Eco friendly "Alternatives" can be a game changer that they need to embrace.

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                                • Gorffly mokua

                                  4 w

                                  This is very devastating! It is essential that companies take into account sustainability when creating their packaging and distribution systems.

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                                  • Kevin

                                    4 w

                                    This is way too much plastic for no apparent reason.

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                                    • Gorffly mokua

                                      4 w

                                      @Kevin Let them use alternative packaging methods!

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                                      • Annett Michuki..

                                        4 w

                                        @Kevin they can go for eco friendly packagings

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