Lately I have taken more notice to clamshell packaging. You know, the plastic packaging that is supposed to prevent theft and make products more visible but ends up being crazy frustrating (not to mention dangerous) to open. Yeah, that’s the stuff. Anyway, I handled a lot of clamshell-packaged products through my work at various sporting goods stores in high school and college but clamshell packaging seems to be the norm rather than the exception that it was 10 years ago. No, I can’t back that up with facts.
What I can factually report is that not all clamshell packaging is recyclable and will end up in a landfill for decades. However, companies such as Arizona-based Laserlyte®, are putting a stop to that trend by producing recyclable and generally more environmentally-friendly packaging. I’ll let you read more about it in this press release.
This holiday season take a second to consider the packaging of the gifts you are buying. Is it recyclable? If not, it’s going to end up in a landfill.
Keep up the good work Laserlyte. Your effort to clean up your packaging stream will make it easy for me to look for a Laserlyte product when I add a laser to my Smith & Wesson 637 (Christmas present hint to my awesome wife). Thanks for reading and please do your part to keep the woods and waters clean.