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Overpackaging Disaster

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by MTR, 19th May, 2016.

  1. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    .......I know first world problem, but it gets up my nose, not to mention the frustration.

    I thought we were trying to save the planet, why is it necessary to overpackage?

    Not to mention the unnecessary cost/labour
    10 Worst Examples of Packaging Waste | Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN)

    My pet hate are those hair side combes, wrapped in cardboard/hard plastic, then individually tied down with some wire. I hate overpackaging:(
     
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  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Yes, like this :oops:

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  3. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I get most annoyed with stickers and wax on apples :mad:
     
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  4. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    How does it make sense to take off the natural package and put them in plastic packages???
     
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  5. JenW

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    Hate hate hate hate overpackaging. What a waste of time, money and resources.

    As a (related) aside.... I found out the other day that WA doesn't have any glass recycling facility. Apparently it all used to get shipped to the South Australian facility, but it was decided that it wasn't worth it. Any glass that you put in your recycling bin just ends up at the tip with general household waste. I can't tell you how much this has been bugging me :/
     
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    Big business and money over here
     
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    Because now no one need to dirty their hand peeling the mandarin. Open the plastic, pop the fruit out and you are done, no dirty hand ... And they missed out on having their hand smell lovely like oranges
     
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  8. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    True EN
    And it can be labelled with the words "made with 100% fruit"
    Gluten free
    Lactose free
    Cholesterol free
    Nut free
    Suitable for vegans

    Just in case there was someone who didn't know and needed this information.
     
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  9. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    any disaster of late, keep the ball rolling..;)
     
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  10. Adele

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    The husband peels the oranges for me lol :D
    Problem solved!
     
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    So sad that we still have so much of this needless packaging. I hate it. Plus all the stuff that goes in landfill. So much money and energy is spent sorting out much less important crap. What can you do? I've lived in lots of remote communities and rural areas and worry about these thing but the news is all about random car accidents, petty crime. No one seems bothered.
     
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  12. JenW

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    Once I find a man who'll peel grapes for me, I'm going to upgrade :D
     
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  13. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I want one too :)
     
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    I sense if you find him he'll have some major deficits in more important areas. Could be fun finding out though.
     
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  15. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Nooooo
    Lol

    Better stick to the one who does not peel oranges and grapes for me but is good at so many other things :) :D
     
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    The sooner it all gets flushed down the toilet, the better.
     
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  17. JenW

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    Xenia, once I find him, I'm open to considering renting him out. At an appropriate rate of course, and you'll have to pay for postage and handling (just make sure the packaging has air holes).