Having purchased some clothes online recently, I noticed that all companies seem to seal the new clothes (with labels!) inside disposable plastic bags. I found it really interesting that Nike even shipped the package in a paper bag with "Sustainability" in bolded text, even though there was a lot of plastic bags inside. Given Patagonia's reputation with environmental sustainability at the forefront, it was surprising to also see that they use plastic to seal their clothes. I get that these small supply chain issues can be overlooked by management, even if there are good intentions, like shipping the package in paper bags. I will reach out to both Nike and Patagonia to inquire why they use these plastics, and hopefully get them to change these small things. Given Vancouver has already banned single use plastics, I envision that sealing clothes in plastic to ship them will soon be a thing of the past.
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