There is some cause for optimism, though, as more businesses are starting to realise the cost benefits of reducing waste. Walmart, of all places, is leading the charge to becoming a sustainable company. At a recent EPA roundtable on food recovery issues, Bobby Fanning, senior manager of solid waste and recycling for Walmart, discussed plans to make the round stickers on bananas biodegradable. Somehow, that makes me feel that all is not lost.
Call me Mr. Picky but I have a very strong feeling that that is not only an insignificant irrelevance but actually counter-productive. The time spent worrying about such things could have been spent doing something more productive perhaps?