Another thread reminded me of something I’ve tought about often. I reuse all sorts of packaging. I’ll reuse the cardboard box from the doughnut or cake shop; I’ll slide in another sheet of wax paper on the bottom. I’ll reuse the plastic bags the local bakery uses for their bread, and even the wax paper bags they use for their cookies. It can take quite a bit of water to clean these sometimes. Same with to-go cups, like for iced coffee.
I’ve always wondered, is any perceived benefit of reusing packaging offset by the amount of water/wax paper I consume in the process?
Side note: Once or twice a year, someone will understandably balk due to health department reasons. But overall, I’m surprised how well I’ve been accomodated in my reuse campaign. I was very afraid at first, but most everyone was extremely supportive.