Tuesday, December 8, 2009

How many customers and citizens know the truth?

Gary Peters: I truly hope this will make a difference, but sadly, this is just the way of retail. I was an asst. manager at Spirit Halloween this year, which is owned by Spencer Gifts. At the end of the season, there was list of items which the comapny was discontinuing for whatever reason. So rather than donating all these perfectly good costumes and accressories to some noble cause that would hook up the less fortunate who surely must also enjoy Halloween, we had to DESTROY every single piece so that when we threw it all in the dumpster, no one scored any cool finds. Of course the idea of destroying books for the same reason is far more heart-breaking to me. (December 8, 2009 at 11:45pm)

Donate, Not Dumpster: One of the ways this effort is already making a difference is by spreading awareness of how the wasteful practice of dumpstering happens every day in large chain stores. You're aware of it because you were in a management position and saw what was going on first hand. How many customers and citizens know the truth? If we are serious about living green and consuming responsibly, we need to pressure companies like Borders to change their ways. Please suggest this page to more friends, and thanks for caring! (December 9, 2009 at 9:03am)

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