An Anti-Plastic Book Is Being Sold Wrapped In Plastic
Urban Outfitters has been criticised for its decision to sell an anti-plastic book wrapped in plastic.
A customer at Urban Outfitters in London spotted the book — F**k Plastic: 101 Ways to Free Yourself from Plastic and Save the World — and noticed it had a plastic wrapper.
The customer took to Twitter to share the ironic discovery, and later told Buzzfeed that this was an example of “greenwashing” — the concept of deceptively making money from the sustainability movement.
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Urban Outfitters is not the only company selling the book with added plastic. Online shoppers who purchased the book on Amazon also commented on how the book arrived in a plastic wrapper.
“Packaging Was Plastic”
“It was a shame the packaging was plastic but a good book,” wrote one person in the review section.
“Interesting tips on how to live a more sustainable life. Well written and easy to read. I just wished it was sustainably shipped and not wrapped in plastic,” wrote another.
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Tags: Amazon, greenwashing, Plastic, plastic crisis, Plastic free, plastic packaging, plastic pollution, Sustainability, Urban Outfitters