Let the manufacturer know what you think about their product and package. Most products will have the manufacturer’s phone number and/or address on the label. When you express your opinion on the durability, toxicity, or recyclability of their product or package, they will assume that you represent hundreds of people who had the same thought, but didn’t call. So simply by complaining when a manufacturer changes to an unrecyclable package or commending a company which makes a non-toxic alternative to a hazardous product, you can have a big influence on the market. You can also join groups which work on these issues, like the California Product Stewardship Council or Californians Against Waste.