Westport prides itself on its environmental awareness. And Pippa Bell Ader is one of our town’s most conscientious environmentalists.
So she was a little stunned to receive this 16-pound package the other day:
Pippa says:, “OK, I bought a product from this company, but several years ago. I’ve been meaning to call and ask to be removed from their mailing list. Clearly, I procrastinated too long. There are 13 catalogs from this company.”
But what really drew Pippa’s attention was an accompanying note. The company says, “Heavier Load= Lighter (carbon) Footprint.” By sending just one package a year, the company proudly claims that — combined with their “carbon-neutral shipping practices” and “responsibly sourced paper” — they are “significantly reducing” their impact on the environment.
And, Pippa says with amazement, that statement is printed on an extra piece of paper.