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Wasting Nature

If fruits and vegetables arrive at the store bruised, they can't be sold. So, when food travels long distances it needs extra packaging to protect it. Packaging is made from things like cardboard, paper and plastic, which come from natural resources like trees and oil. Using too much packaging hurts our environment. The more cardboard that is used, the more trees need to be cut down, which destroys our forests and harms the animals that live there. Not only that, but the packaging usually gets thrown in the garbage and ends up at the landfill, or city dump. This wastes nature!