Biodegradable packaging too noisy?

  • Thread starter EnumaElish
  • Start date
  • #1
EnumaElish
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
2,304
124

Main Question or Discussion Point

Frito-Lay (Pepsi) has announced (some weeks ago, I think) that they are reverting to non-biodegradable packaging after their (US?) customers made noises about their newly-introduced biodegradable packaging being "too noisy." ("We need to listen to our customers," one spokesperson was quoted, here.)

Do you think the biodegradables are really too noisy? More to the point, do you think the noise level offsets the "ego food" you might be getting in the form of "today, I did something good for the environment"?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
100
1
i think the bigger impact is single-serving packs themselves.
 
  • #3
Evo
Mentor
23,134
2,661
Frito-Lay (Pepsi) has announced (some weeks ago, I think) that they are reverting to non-biodegradable packaging after their (US?) customers made noises about their newly-introduced biodegradable packaging being "too noisy." ("We need to listen to our customers," one spokesperson was quoted, here.)

Do you think the biodegradables are really too noisy? More to the point, do you think the noise level offsets the "ego food" you might be getting in the form of "today, I did something good for the environment"?
People are all for "environmetally sound" practices/products as long as it's free and it doesn't differ from the non- environmentally sound" practices/products.
 
  • #4
EnumaElish
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
2,304
124
I like your pun, "environmentally sound" :chuckle:
 

Related Threads on Biodegradable packaging too noisy?

  • Last Post
Replies
8
Views
2K
  • Last Post
3
Replies
55
Views
6K
  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
1K
  • Last Post
2
Replies
31
Views
3K
  • Last Post
2
Replies
25
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
  • Last Post
4
Replies
80
Views
8K
Replies
34
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
986
Replies
1
Views
1K
Top