Welcome to the plastic littered world of overpackaging

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Two of the worst examples of overpackaging
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New site and what has been going on

Well hello and thank you for coming to Overpackaging. I’ve recently relaunched this site after building it many years ago and eventually not having the time to update it. I’d seen some pretty bad examples of wasteful packaging recently so I thought it would be getting the site back online and letting people add their …

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Seas of plastic

Think of how many plastic items you use in a day, just count them up. I’m going to make an assumption here that with you being on this site and reading this you are a bit more responsible than your average Joe (or Jane) so probably use less than most. So if you think about …

Oral B

Oral B electric toothbrush

I bought a shiny new Braun Oral B electric toothbrush however I think I was supposed to also buy a Braun Chainsaw to get through the plastic packaging! I’ve seen more plastic used on items than this before but but it’s still so unnecessary and unnecessarily hard to open. I cut the plastic with some …

Amazon

Amazon

Not so Nano packaging Perhaps Amazon didn’t anticipate how small the new iPod Nano would be, or perhaps they just wanted to get half of the Amazon rainforest sent with it, who knows.

Screwfix packaging
Overpackaging examples

Screwfix

The white box contains a single switch socket (9cm by 9cm), the box it came in is roughly 55cm long by 35cm wide by 25cm deep! The funny thing is, the packaging actually cost more than the socket! £4 for the socket and another £6 for the extra litter, thanks very much Screwfix.