The problem with over-packaging is twofold: it wastes raw materials, and most of it ends up in our already overburdened landfill systems. A lot of packaging is made of plastic, too, meaning it will be around forever.
What can do to fight over-packaging? Start by voting with your purchases. Tell companies what you think. Recycle your packaging. Buy in bulk. And when possible, buy used. For more information on the subject, click here.