Monthly Archives: May 2015

Screwfix packaging

Screwfix

Screwfix packaging

Screw your packaging

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.

Canon Ink cartridge

Canon ink cartridge

Canon Ink cartridge

Don’t waste ink…

The small grey object you can see in the middle of the picture is an ink cartridge, most of the rest of the stuff you see is waste. The cartridge comes in a small sealed plastic pouch, which is in a box with various papers. This is then packaged in an entirely unnecessary plastic container which is virtually impossible to open.

My advice is to buy a non Canon branded recycled cartridge, they usually just come with the plastic pouch and a box the same size as the cartridge.

Carte Noire packaging

Carte Noire

Carte Noire packaging

We on;y pick the finest plastic roasts

This is a Kraft Coffee Brand – like Kenco and Maxwell House. The outer lid clips over the inner screwcap. It performs no function. It is purely cosmetic. It weighs 15gm – so for every million jars sold, 15 tons of polypropylene are wasted.

How many million jars do they sell per annum?

Flake Easter Egg

Flake Easter Egg

Flake Easter Egg

Cadbury has a rather flaky packaging policy

Easter Eggs have to be one the most overpackaged products you can buy. This egg from Cadbury comes in a huge box, the egg is then suspended in a plastic frame, then of course wrapped again in foil. Nothing wrong with foil to keep it fresh but there is no need for such a huge box and then plastic to hold the egg near the window of the box.

Oh and don’t forget those flakes which are wrapped also come in an entirely pointless extra box.

If you want to see a properly packaged Easter egg have a look at this Burnt Sugar Easter egg.