US: Stop being stupid, help save the planet

Scott Deshefy Plastic bags and packaging were introduced in the 1950s. Transparent cellophane wrappers enabled shoppers to rummage through pre-cut portions of food, less appealing sides down and hidden by grocers, who adulterated others with waxes and dyes. When it came to durables, plastic packaging posed obstacles to light-fingered customers and gave illusions of grandeur […]