I went to the store the other day to buy mesclun for my Thai Chicken Salad. Much to my displeasure, Whole Foods/Prospect Street has done away with the bulk bins of lettuce. Instead they only sell prepackaged, pre-cut, prewashed lettuce. The smallest package was 6 ounces.
Worse yet, the lettuce was bagged and then packaged in a second plastic container.
Ironically, it also says on the outer plastic container:
Locally Packaged for Maximum Freshness
If it were packaged locally, wouldn't we need less plastic. And considering the flimsy bag I would have purchased bulk lettuce in versus the industrial strength packaging that it now used, it was probably three of four times as much packaging. I’m not sure which irritated me more – being forced to buy more lettuce or more packaging than was needed or necessary.