Shoppers Are Now Demanding Home Depot Stop Selling This - Best Life

Quick Read

Most of us head to Home Depot with a list in hand or a project in mind.
There's one product Home Depot has on its shelves that some shoppers aren't happy about, however, and there's now a petition to have it removed.
READ THIS NEXT: Never Buy These 5 Things From Home Depot, Experts Warn.
Unfortunately, you could be purchasing them accidentally right from the garden center at Home Depot.
Invasive plants are a threat to the environment, but Home Depot currently sells a wide range both in stores and online, including cogongrass, Chinese and Japanese privet, yellow flag iris, Japanese barberry, English ivy, and Callery pear trees, to name a few.

Shoppers Are Now Demanding Home Depot Stop Selling This - Best Life

Most of us head to Home Depot with a list in hand or a project in mind. Unless you're really into home improvement, you probably aren't aimlessly wandering the aisles. The retailer's inventory is pretty specific—but that's not to say it's limited, as these stores carry everything from massive appliances to the tiniest nuts and bolts. There's one product Home Depot has on its shelves that some shoppers aren't happy about, however, and there's now a petition to have it removed. Read on to find out what customers are demanding that these stores stop selling. READ THIS NEXT: Never Buy These 5 Things From Home Depot, Experts Warn. More attention has been given to invasive species lately. Just the word "invasive" has a negative connotation, and when it's applied to plants, you should certainly heed the warning. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, invasive species are those that are not native to U.S. ecosystems, and when introduced are "likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health." Invasive plants are able to crowd out native species, and because they have no natural predators, they can spread quickly and without restraint. They can also disrupt the food chain and the diversity of species, according to the National Wildlife Foundation. Removing and containing them is also wildly expensive, costing the U.S. $21 billion annually, according to data from a February study published in the journal Science of The Total Environment. With that in mind, it's clear you should be avoiding invasive species as much as possible. Unfortunately, you could be purchasing them accidentally right from the garden center at Home Depot. Avoid these plants when shopping. Invasive plants are a threat to the environment, but Home Depot currently sells a wide range both in stores and online, including cogongrass, Chinese and Japanese privet, yellow flag iris, Japanese barberry, English ivy, and Callery pear trees, to name a few. Now, a petition on Change.org has gained steam, calling for the home improvement retailer to stop the sale of these invasives altogether. "Gardeners and homeowners are trusting Home Depot to sell plants that are beneficial for our homes, neighborhoods, and environment—not plants that are destructive to our economy, health, and parklands," the petition, launched by Lauren Taylor, reads. "Instead of making things better, Home Depot is creating a bigger problem by selling these invasive plants." RELATED: For more up-to-date information, sign up for our daily newsletter. The petition has almost 50,000 signatures. According to FFXnow, Taylor is a volunteer for the Fairfax County Invasive Management Area in Virginia, and she was motivated to launch the petition after spotting certain invasive plants at Home Depot stores in Virginia. By Taylor's calculations, Home Depot sells at least 35 plants that are considered invasive in one or more parts of the country, she told the news outlet. "So, Home Depot, I'm sure they sell hundreds, if not potentially thousands of different [units] of plants," Taylor told FFXnow. "We're only asking them to stop selling 35."ae0fcc31ae342fd3a1346ebb1f342fcb Since its launch earlier this summer, the online petition—which is addressed to Ted Decker, Home Depot CEO and president, and Craig Menear, the retailer's chair of the board—has reached nearly 50,000 signatures as of Aug. 17. It has also gained the support of several advocacy organizations, FFXnow reported, including Blue Ridge PRISM, Plant NOVA Natives, and the Urban Forest Alliance. Best Life reached out to Home Depot for comment on the petition and the sale of invasive plants, but has not yet heard back. The issue is not limited to Home Depot. In the petition, Taylor stated that Home Depot "is by far the worst place to go for unknowingly buying invasive plants." However, it's not the only retailer keeping these dangerous plants in stock, she said, adding that they are sold online and at garden centers across the country. "I shouldn't have to question whether the plant I'm buying will harm the planet, or threaten my children's future, by destroying our ecosystems," Taylor wrote in the petition. She further asserted that the "uneducated general public" is the biggest problem, as they buy these plants that look "innocent in their small pots in the garden center." The average gardener might not be aware that the pretty periwinkle flowers are invasive in 11 U.S. states, or that the butterfly bush they're buying is invasive in six. "Invasive species are so out of control that many people feel completely helpless," Taylor wrote, inciting a call to action. "But we have to start somewhere, and Home Depot can start today. Stop selling invasive plants. It's only going to get worse unless we make a change now."
The Original Article can be found on Best Life

Walmart wants to on-board Indian sellers to sell products online in Canada | Mint - Mint

US retail giant Walmart has reached out to Indian sellers to join its marketplace in Canada before start of winter holiday season in that country, the company said on Tuesday. The …

Read more here
Walmart wants to on-board Indian sellers to sell products online in Canada | Mint - Mint

What Are the Best Ways to Sell Gift Cards Online? - The Philly Caller

PHILADELPHIA - There are several options for selling gift cards online. You can use pay-day lending services, a website called Raise, or a company like CardSell. Alternatively, you …

Read more here
What Are the Best Ways to Sell Gift Cards Online? - The Philly Caller

Popular family business caught selling mouldy food - Wales Online

A businessman behind a convenience shop and popular Indian restaurant has been ordered to pay thousands after selling mouldy and out-of-date food. Ram Singh, who lives at the premi …

Read more here
Popular family business caught selling mouldy food - Wales Online

4 Top Reasons to Start an Online Store This Year - StartupGuys.net

Are you looking to get into the business? Starting your own business can help boost your revenue, support your family, and even set you up for a successful retirement. You may be …

Read more here
4 Top Reasons to Start an Online Store This Year - StartupGuys.net

Why brands should use memes for customer engagement and not product selling - The Financial Express

By Taaran Chanana In today’s internet-connected world, memes have evolved into a decentralised source of cultural currency that can be found on almost any social media platform. P …

Read more here
Why brands should use memes for customer engagement and not product selling - The Financial Express