So, many of us have been thinking of ways of doing things in a more "green" or ecologically friendly manner; and as Murray posted earlier not being so wasteful with the energy we have. Some things that I wonder about: * why do supermarkets use the black plastic containers to package fruits and vegetables? Why not just leave them all loose? I often don't want as many beans or brussel sprouts or whatever that the grocer packages in one of those containers anyway, and I hate the packaging. What purpose does it serve? * Why are vitamins and almost all prescription meds packaged in bottles/boxes that are so much bigger than necessary. I see a 3 inch tall plastic bottle, with tiny pills that are often less than an inch deep--yet, they are packaged and sold in a bottle with more than 2/3 of it empty. Why?