The more is hear about carbon tax, the more is see that it has nothing to do with the environment - its more about who will benefit financially.
So, I'm sitting here with my Smith bag of chips, crinkle cut......I open the bag and I find around 11 chips give or take a couple of broken off pieces.
I immediately realize the packaging - the bag is plastic on the outside beautifully printed in blue with chip pictures and aluminum foil inside. I got these chips from a box of 25 which my wife buys for the kids every week. The box is again painted in blue with chip pictures with handy opening tabs.
So for 11 potato chips, I'm flabbergasted at the amount of energy that must have been wasted just for me to eat these while writing this....and of which goes straight into the rubbish afterward.
If we were all serious about the environment, not just about carbon, we would be pressing governments to regulate the packaging of products!!