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.
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?
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.
I got the power
Cadbury’s snaps are small chocolates shaped a bit like Pringles. When you open up the packet you will be disappointed to find that the Snaps aren’t quite a big as a Pringle like you expected, this is because they needed to make room for all of the packaging of course! Cardboard box, silver wrapper, then a nice big bit of plastic to make sure you don’t get too many of them and leave a nice pile of rubbish behind you.
They do taste nice though.
12 bits of plastic and just one shirt
One nice Marks & Spencer shirt, complete with 12 items of packaging:
One clear plastic outer wrapper
One card collar supporter
One clear plastic collar supporter
One rectangular card shirt supporter
One rectangular sheet of tissue
One rectangular plastic clip
One clear plastic collar supporter insert
One plastic cuff stud
One clear plastic clip
One card button insert
A length of ribbon with the words “pure cotton” written on it
One plastic carrier bag (not in photo)
Something to carry it all home in.
Of all twelve of these items only four of these are made of degradable materials.
This is not just any overpackaging, This is Marks & Spencer overpackaging.
Submitted by Michael Scott
Got yellow teeth? LIke silly plastic boxes?
If you said ‘yes’ to either of these then Crest Whitestrips are for you!