Cutter wrote on Apr 21, 2021, 16:27:
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 21, 2021, 13:38:
Cutter wrote on Apr 21, 2021, 13:27:Yes, of course, there is a reason. Doing it your way would increase the labor costs -- far easier and efficient to package them all at once than to have employees being interrupted from other work to do them individually. Additionally, convenience is king. The customer doesn't have to wait to get an employee's attention and then wait for them to help. Is the additional labor and convenience cost sufficient reason? *shrug*
Is there some particular reason that can't just keep them in a display case and put them in a paper bag when someone wants some?
What the hell are you talking about?No it doesn't. You take the rack put of product, put it in the display, ensure bags and tongs are there and its done. Your way means they're having to go get the boxes, bring them back, assemble the boxes, then put the products in the boxes, label the boxes, stack the boxes on shelves. Your way of doing it costs 10 times as much and takes 10 times as long, and it's 100 times more wasteful.
I agree, plastics are bane and they're everywhere. I hate it when they have a plastic bag inside a cardboard box full of product. Anywho, as far as the boxed item with a window, you could like keep them in bag and put a picture of said product where the column of product is. Business functioned just fine without plastics for centuries. Wax paper, particle board, wood, tin, aluminum, glass, even glass with plastics sandwiched in them would still reduce the amount of plastics. I mean, I get that plastics are super convenient but it's already affecting the health of the planet and now it's affecting animal life health (including humans). Instead of allowing companies to pass the buck on recycling we need to regulate their manufacturing to limit waste or at least use something that will eventually degrade.
I'm starting to think we should shred the plastic and using it for building material or incinerate it for power generation and capture the resultant gases.
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