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Jun

Trader Joe’s is a Good Egg Afterall!

About 2 months ago I ranted about how Trader Joe’s, despite having one of the best bag policies around, has really awful packaging practices. I even shared my little correspondence with them about their plastic egg cartons among other things. Yesterday I took my monthly trip to Ol’ Joe’s…with the usual list and expectations. eggWhen lo and behold, what did my tired eyes see, besides my 4yr old squeezing the crap out of a melon I had no intention of buying, but paper, yes paper egg cartons. Not only that…instead of being trucked from CA like the previous eggs…they were from MA, not exactly the backyard of NYC…but we’re on the right coast now. Trader Joe’s actually listened. To me. I run Trader Joe’s! What should I tell them to do next? Nude cashiers? Bowling with frozen organic turkeys? Ohhhhh…the possibilities are endless.

4 Responses to “Trader Joe’s is a Good Egg Afterall!”

  1. Added by Heather @ SGF on June 18th, 2008 at 7:01 am

    That’s awesome!

  2. Added by Beany on June 18th, 2008 at 7:51 am

    I don’t know if I’d want to see some of the cashiers nude.

    When I first began paying attention to packaging I was alarmed at how plastic happy they were. I should do a check-in to see how they’re doing on that end now.

  3. Added by arduous on June 18th, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Beany, they are still too plastic happy, but they do try to listen to their customers which is great. The more of us who ask for less packaging, the more likely they are to give it up!

  4. Added by CindyW on June 18th, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Yippee! Go TJ! I love TJ and don’t want it to be such a bad egg that I would have to abandon. I know that my local TJ organic milk is from northern Cal dairies. I’ve found that often if you ask a store manager very specific questions about their sourcing, you can get a fairly specific answer 🙂 I have not demanded for less packaging yet, since I don’t buy produce there. But I may have to start 🙂

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