Check out this post from work friend Wes Isley on a book called Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic, which inspired him to stop buying mints with way too much packaging. It's part of a company blog series on what types of content inspire your supermarket purchase decisions. Thanks, Wes, for not tossing any minty-smelling plastic tubes or discs into my yard! If I see any little foil wrappers, though, we're going to have to talk ... A good reminder that every little bit helps, so even if you can't eliminate all excess packaging from your life, you can always start with breath mints. And if you are going to end up with those Altoid tins (I buy the ones in the really tiny tins, and a friend recycles them as seed storage), check this out for inspiration if you're Buddhist, or this if you're crafty.