Sometimes an idea comes to mind. A small idea that would make less waste or one that is just simpler.
- Okay, so this is an out of date idea, maybe, but why do you have to get prints or CDs when you bring in disposable cameras. I have 5 sitting here needing to get developed but I just want to load them into the cloud and not deal with the clutter of prints and CDs. Why can’t I bring in the cameras and they 1) all be put onto one CD or 2) be added to a flash drive or 3) email me all of the prints. Any one of these options would be simpler for me, create less waste for me and less to store for me. This maybe isn’t a huge deal since disposable cameras will soon be extinct anyways but Walgreens shot down all of my ideas when I called them. Bummer. I understand that mostly this is because the cameras are shipped off location to get developed.
*UPDATE – I went to Walgreens and they said that I had no choice to get prints. The CD was optional. I left and went to a local grocery store where they said I do not need to get prints and all 5 disposable cameras can be loaded onto one CD. Score!
- Receipts are just like plastic bags. They are given to me by obligation (or default) but I never (rarely) use them. They just pile up in corners, pockets and desk drawers for me to look at and wonder why I still have it. Why can’t they ask if I want a receipt instead of printing and handing me one or offer to email me a copy. Some companies do this, like GAP and Banana Republic, but more should have this as an option.
Do you have any ideas on how companies could modify their processes to be more environmental?