Dear Mary, thank you for your 5-star product review! We're glad you like it! As for the packaging, we do not add any extra packaging to any of our items. We send them out exactly how they are sent to us by our brands. The packaging you are referring is placed on the products by some brands for tamper-protection purposes. We agree with you 100% and try to minimize our footprint on the environment, which is why all of our shipping materials are made from recyclable materials, is recyclable, and we use biodegradable materials whenever possible. We also ship in the lightest packaging possible in order to cut back on our shipping footprint. For future reference, we have many sustainable/eco-friendly packaged products which you can find by selecting that filter, or by clicking here: https://www.goodcubed.com/collections/all?_=pf&pf_t_preferences=Preferences_Eco-Friendly%20Packaging We hope you reconsider shopping with us again, and once more, thank you for your review.