Costco, among others, is known for its hard plastic packaging that is incredibly tricky to open. But that packaging is also wasteful.
I needed some AAA batteries and I was at Costco. So I bought a package of 32. More than I need, but so much cheaper per battery than elsewhere, that I bought them.
Once I got them home, I needed a way to store them since their packaging was useless once it was opened. That's when I realized how little space the batteries needed to contain them.
The Costco package was 6.5" by 11" - and one inch high.
I got all the batteries into a little box - 2X3X2.
I can put the cardboard part into the recycling, but the plastic, here in Anchorage, has to go to the landfill.
I realize that the small packages are harder to see on the shelf, but they can up them up with big signs.
I realize that the big packages are harder to shoplift, and I'm not sure how to solve that problem, but I know there's a way that we just haven't thought of yet.