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Blog Question of the Week: What do you do to reduce or avoid "overpackaging" in products you buy?

Release Date: 11/10/2008
Contact Information: Media Contact (for media only; please leave responses as comments on the blog): Jeffrey Levy, (202) 564-4355 /

(11/10/08) Ever wanted to tell EPA what you thought on an environmental topic? Each week, you have your chance in the EPA blog, Greenversations. Each question is an open-ended blog entry; please share your thoughts as comments.

This week's question:

What do you do to reduce or avoid "overpackaging" in products you buy?
Product packaging is crucial for protecting food or other items that we buy from contamination or damage. But packaging uses materials and resources that can affect the environment. When is enough enough? Nov. 15 is America Recycles Day.

¿Qué hace para reducir o evitar el exceso de envolturas y embalaje en los productos que compra?
El embalaje de productos es crucial para proteger los alimentos y otros artículos que compramos de contaminación o daño. Sin embargo, envases, envolturas y embalajes utilizan materiales y recursos que afectan el medio ambiente. ¿Cuándo estos embalajes se convierten en algo excesivo?

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