An open letter to Sen. Feigenholtz, Rep. Williams.
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An Open Letter

To: Sen. Feigenholtz, Rep. Williams

From: A constituent in Chicago, IL

June 28

Proposal for Legislation on Reducing Deceptive and Wasteful Packaging Dear [Congressperson’s Name], I am writing to propose legislation to address deceptive packaging and its environmental impact. This focuses on reducing excessive plastic and unnecessary boxing. Background: Products, especially cosmetics, often use large containers that mislead consumers about the product quantity, contributing to increased plastic waste and environmental harm. Problem Statement: 1. Deceptive Packaging: Large containers for small products mislead consumers. 2. Environmental Impact: Excessive plastic waste harms wildlife and ecosystems. 3. Resource Waste: Unnecessary large containers and boxing waste resources. Proposed Legislation: 1. Proportional Packaging: Packaging must match the actual product volume. 2. Reduction of Plastic Use: Encourage biodegradable or recyclable materials. 3. Elimination of Unnecessary Boxing: Durable containers should not need extra boxing unless necessary for protection. 4. Clear Labeling: Prominent indication of product volume/weight. 5. Incentives for Compliance: Tax breaks or subsidies for compliant companies. 6. Penalties for Non-Compliance: Fines or mandatory environmental contributions. 7. Public Awareness Campaigns: Educate consumers on sustainable packaging. 8. Support for Innovation: Fund research for sustainable packaging materials. 9. Partnerships with Retailers: Promote compliant products through preferential shelf placement. Benefits: • Consumer Protection: Reduces misleading practices. • Environmental Conservation: Decreases plastic waste and promotes sustainability. • Resource Efficiency: Minimizes material and energy waste. • Economic Impact: Encourages green economy growth and job creation. • Health Benefits: Reduces microplastics, benefiting public health. • Global Leadership: Positions the country as a leader in environmental conservation. Conclusion: Implementing these guidelines will reduce deceptive packaging practices and their environmental impact. I urge you to consider this proposal for sustainable and honest packaging practices. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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