Friday, April 06, 2012

Dear Pharmacy; your carbon footprint stinks.

Dear Pharmacy that shall not be Named;

If just 25% of U.S. families used 10 fewer plastic bags a month, we would save over 2.5 billion bags a year.* So tell me; why do you have such a problem with my bringing my own bag? Last time I had to tell the clerk twice, loudly and clearly, before she looked at me with a confused expression and then set the plastic bag down. I guess I'll take the confused expression over the eye roll I've gotten several other times.

Well, dear Pharmacy, let's look at another wasteful habit. Every single time a clerk hands out a (stupid little plastic) bag, it contains advertising. Flu shots, diabetes supplies, the smart phone app for refills - I don't need these. Really. And when I hand back the paper with a "Thanks, but I've already had my flu shot," the paper doesn't go to another customer; it goes in the recycling. What the heck? Your carbon footprint approaches Paul Bunyan's print in size.

Pharmacy, dear, oh Ye Who Shall Not be Named, I just moved the bulk of my maintenance medications to another provider. I no longer plan to make multiple trips per month, tolerate the attitude, or accept the outrageous amount of waste generated.

Got it? Oh. I didn't think so. Never mind.



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Blogger Charade said...

Amen, Sister. And can't we figure out an eco-friendlier way to dispense those Rx's than those awful plastic bottles with their kid-proof double-layered tops?

4/06/2012 7:05 AM  
Blogger Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Crazy, isn't it? It costs them to provide these things, you'd think they'd be GLAD not to!

4/06/2012 7:30 AM  
Anonymous Petunia said...

Customer "service" no longer exists. The staff is "trained" to do it a certain way, and cannot adjust to using common sense!

4/06/2012 11:04 AM  

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