Packaging waste equals to about one-third of all trash, costing governments billions of dollars each year in disposal expenses. Bored Panda has collected a set of images, proving this huge contributor to the global waste crisis could be reduced significantly.
Packaging solutions often become the subjects of heated debates. While the eco-minded consumers want it to be as minimal as possible (meaning, fully recyclable), manufacturers often fire back that they don’t want their products to start decomposing in the store or become an easy target to shoplifters. And while some of their arguments have reasons behind them, a lot of the time packaging is needlessly excessive. Do we really need a pill to be wrapped in three layers of plastic? Or, better yet, casings for coke cans? Scroll down to learn why we really need to rethink packaging and vote for the worst or most ridiculous images!
If Only Nature Would Find A Way To Cover These Oranges So We Didn’t Need To Waste So Much Plastic On Them
Individually Packaged Coke Cans
If Only Bananas Had Robust, Natural, Bio-Degradable Packaging Of Their Own. Some Sort Of Peelable Skin, Perhaps
The Amount Of Packaging For This One Single Pill
7ft Of Air Packaging To Protect The Socks
This Is Just Plain Ridiculous
I Ordered 5lbs Of Sugar Free Jelly Belly’s Online… They Arrived Individually Wrapped! Why?
Amazon, I Don’t Think The Box Was Big Enough
New Laptop Came With Anti-Virus Program. I Only Needed The Security Key Code Underneath A Sticker On The Bar Code. A Huge Waste Of Plastic
Single Wrapped Potatoes
This Peeled Avocado
Individually Packaged Slices Of Bread
Ridiculously Redundant Over-Packaging
A Tic Tac Novelty Box That Has 60 Individual Boxes Each With 6 Tic Tacs… So Much Plastic
Amazon Sent My Bubble Wrap Wrapped In Paper
Pre-Peeled Bananas Wrapped In Plastic
This Knife Is Far Too Small For The Packaging
So Much Waste
These Organic Oranges Individually Wrapped In Plastic
What On Earth