Welcome to the plastic littered world of overpackaging

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.

Snaps
Overpackaging examples

Cadbury Snaps

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 …

Marks and Spencer shirt
Overpackaging examples

Marks and Spencer 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 …