Cut Back on Meat Wrap

I just purchased a Bell & Evans chicken from the Co-op, and I’m sure it will be delicious. But I am somewhat dismayed by the type and amount of packaging (dismayed enough to write this letter), and wonder if there is a way to make the packaging of fish and meat products sold by the Co-op more planet-friendly.

The chicken in question was seated on not one, but two, styrofoam bases, with a plastic tag on its wing. Then it was wrapped in not one, but three layers of plastic wrap. I felt guilty having to throw away all of this unnecessary packaging and thought to myself, this is but one chicken! How much styrofoam and plastic wrap are Weavers Way customers having to throw in the trash every time we buy meat or fish? Can anything be done to improve these packaging methods?

— Sue Davis