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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 scissors but still struggled to get the thing apart and had a random bit of plastic fly off and hit me in the face, fortunately not quite in the eye. I remember a few years ago I bought a similar toothbrush and it was in a cardboard box with a cardboard insert to keep it in place. There was less of this cardboard and being cardboard it was recyclable and a hell of a lot easier to get into. O and by the way I’m a fit and able bodied 34 year old who goes to the gym regularly, so if I couldn’t get into it I’m not sure how an older person or someone with any physical handicap could stand a chance…

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?