109 Times Product Packaging Was So Wrong, People Couldn’t Stay Silent Any Longer
Food packaging waste equals to about one-third of all trash, costing governments billions of dollars each year in disposal expenses. Bored Panda has collected a set of images, proving this huge plastic waste contributor to the global waste crisis could be reduced significantly.
Product packaging solutions often become the subjects of heated debates. While the eco-minded consumers want it to be as minimal as possible (meaning fully recyclable), manufacturers often fire back that they don't want their products to start decomposing in the store or become an easy target to shoplifters and put many layers of wasteful and entirely unnecessary plastic wrapping. And while some of their arguments have reasons behind them, a lot of the time the amount of plastic wrap is needlessly excessive. Do we need a pill to be wrapped in three layers of plastic? Or, better yet, casings for coke cans?
Now, we do agree that a zero waste life can be quite challenging to lead sometimes, but it is something we should all aspire to if we don't want to evacuate from our planet Earth in the near future.
Scroll down to learn why we need to rethink packaging and vote for the worst or most ridiculous images!
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If Only Nature Would Find A Way To Cover These Oranges So We Didn't Need To Waste So Much Plastic On Them
whilst this certainly seems is a complete waste of packaging for most, there are a lot of peole out there with chronic arthritis and other disablilities that makes peeling fruit either incredibly difficult, extremely painful or both. Opening a small plastic tub is nothing compared to peeling an orange, so this sort of thing is a God-send for them.
Individually Packaged Coke Cans
If Only Bananas Had Robust, Natural, Bio-Degradable Packaging Of Their Own. Some Sort Of Peelable Skin, Perhaps
The Amount Of Packaging For This One Single Pill
and it says 'non drowsy', i'm guessing you'll at least be a little tired after working through all that so not sneeze at the flowers.
7ft Of Air Packaging To Protect The Socks
This Is Just Plain Ridiculous
Amazon, I Don't Think The Box Was Big Enough
yeah, they could've used one of those envelope packaging things for this.
I Ordered 5lbs Of Sugar Free Jelly Belly's Online... They Arrived Individually Wrapped! Why?
who has that much time and how would program a machine to do that or even deem it worth creating a machine in the first place
New Laptop Came With Anti-Virus Program. I Only Needed The Security Key Code Underneath A Sticker On The Bar Code. A Huge Waste Of Plastic
Single Wrapped Potatoes
Individually Packaged Slices Of Bread
Ridiculously Redundant Over-Packaging
This Peeled Avocado
A Tic Tac Novelty Box That Has 60 Individual Boxes Each With 6 Tic Tacs... So Much Plastic
This Knife Is Far Too Small For The Packaging
Amazon Sent My Bubble Wrap Wrapped In Paper
Pre-Peeled Bananas Wrapped In Plastic
So Much Waste
These Organic Oranges Individually Wrapped In Plastic
What On Earth
it feels like some of this stuff would exist in wall-e's world
Less Waste They Say
top tip - leave some potatoes wrapped in tinfoil in various places around your house. then, in the event of a house fire, you'll have a delicious snack to eat while waiting for the fire brigade to arrive.
This Is Some Next Level Laziness
This SATA Packaging
they should fill those pouches with helium, would reduce the weight and cost of postage. they could then float the boxes to you?
This Is Ridiculous
There's Silly Amazon Packaging But Then There's This
If There's One Thing The World Needs It's More Disposable Plastic Packaging
People are pigs. Often when you buy bananas they look like they've been through the wars because they've been manhandled by so many slobs. It's also a way to sell overripe or overly green bananas. If they come packaged, people won't be able to take them off the bunches and leave them behind. ... I still think it's ridiculous, but I can see where they're coming from.
Amazon Used Protective Packaging To Ship My Protective Packaging
These Individually Wrapped Premium Strawberries
This is quite common for luxury fruits in Japan which is often given as a present (since other types of presents take too much space in one’s home). Remeber the whole square watermelon thing? While the rest of the world giggles a bit, I can tell you these fruits are absolutely perfect i every way. I’ve never seen or tasted more consistently perfect fruit.
I Purchased A Pallet At Work And It Arrived Today
This might be used to not confuse the people handling the shipment. An empty pallet could look like the cargo is missing or the pallet might disappear and become one of all the other pallets at a warehouse (I work in logistics). This way it's clear that the pallet is the shipment. But it still looks silly.
So Much Wasted Plastic
Opening A Box Of M&M's To Find A Bag Of M&M's
is a single one called an m or an m&m? asking for a friend.
These Gloves Must Be So Fragile...
dya reckon they get paid based on how much packaging they've sent out?
Harry & David Strawberries
Saving The Planet With 500% More Packaging
Does Anyone (Besides Me) Think It's Odd That These Organic Free-Range Eggs Come In A Plastic Container Rather Than An Environmentally Friendly Recycled Paper One?
Yes, it's odd. We also buy organiz free-range eggs and they come in a cardboard box, which we then recycle.
Inside This 30 X 30 X30 Cm Box From Sun Was Another Box. Inside That, Was Another Box. Inside That Was Some Foam And An Antistatic Strap + Bag... Inside That? A Cr2302 Battery, About The Size Of An Australian 10c Coin
Festive Potatoes. Just Gonna Leave This One Here
They Sent Me This Tiny Micro SD Card (Red Thing On The Bottom Right) In This Huge Package. What A Waste Of Plastic
Dear Amazon Packaging Dept, You May Have Gone A Bit Overboard On Protecting This Burt's Bees Lotion. I'm Not Sure That This Size Box Or This Amount Of Protection Was Needed, But Thanks For Being Over Cautious
That tube of cream looks scared for being surrounded by those beefy Airbags.. :P
No One Wants To Avocuddle With This Much Plastic
Why Are There So Many Wrapper Layers? I Just Want To Eat Some Candy
simple, we have a lot oof these. the first pack is keeping all flavours together. the second to store a nice amount with the flavor shown. the last is an average wrapping. basically so you know what ur eating
Banana In A Bag
All This Packaging For A Single Mango
Costco Packaging Is Absurdly Huge
To grab people's attention with bright colors and big letters? To make it bulky to avoid theft? Either way, it's still a TON of ridiculous packaging.
Hi yeah is that the tea people? yeah, I've been dunking this bag for like, a week now and it's still not fusing. Yeah I'll hold"
If Only Garlic Had A Natural, Biodegradable Casing Instead Of Plastic
These come in jars too...it's pretty convenient unlike some of the other bad packages
How Extra Do You Need To Be To Buy Individual Shallot And Garlic Bulbs In Boxes Instead Of Loose?
What's The Point Of This?
the point? it's the lead, however, it's not actually lead its more graphite mixed with some other things, but it gives the same effect. A standard pencil would write for about 35miles, but I mean, who has ever needed to draw a line that long? a marathon is only 26.219 miles long, it used to be 26, but the royal family were sitting beyond the finish line, and insisted the winners cross the line past them, so they moved the finish line. anyway, I'm rambling, how are you?
This Nerds Easter Egg Contains A Single Box Of Nerds
Not only is that a waste, it's a dissatpointment too. All Easter Eggs should be chocolatey.
Gummy Bear Cup
Unwrappig This Chicken Takes Longer Than Cooking It
This is one I can actually understand. When I was living alone, I preferred to buy chicken like this so I didn't have to worry about thawing it for 9 hours at room temperature if I froze it, or worse, have all my chicken go bad and stink up the fridge.