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    Well one reason anyway - excessive and often redundant plastic packaging. I don't know where the blame lies - the graphic designer, the manufacturer, the printer, the consumer, or?

    There are more examples here: https://www.instagram.com/pointless_packaging/ view and weep.
    The examples seem to be mostly from the UK. I was shocked by the amount that I saw when I visited the Japans. Do you see this happening where you are?

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    Trader joes does a lot of this type of packaging also.

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    • #3
      Well then, maybe this little story can bring some hope.
      https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/scie...tic-pollution/

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      • #4
        Looks like bologna to me. Good one G.P.

        D

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        • #5
          I'd say shipping packaging is out of control too - I get boxes with parts from Xerox & it will be a tiny little part in a big giant box that's stuffed full of those plastic air pillows.
          Amazon is also horrible at picking appropriate size boxes. I'd love to see an analysis on how much resources those oversize boxes cost vs shipping a small box that's closer to the item size.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by curiosity View Post
            Well then, maybe this little story can bring some hope.
            https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/scie...tic-pollution/
            Assuming it comes to market, has no surprise negative consequences, and actually gets used. In a way this enforces the problem. It’s based on the notion that you can do whatever you want because someone will come up with a fix. Eat as much sugar as you want - we’ll develope a pill for your resulting diabetes, and another one for your obesity. And dentists will simply develop better cavity drill and fill procedures.
            Last edited by gordo; 04-18-2018, 11:55 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PrintIT View Post
              I'd say shipping packaging is out of control too - I get boxes with parts from Xerox & it will be a tiny little part in a big giant box that's stuffed full of those plastic air pillows.
              Amazon is also horrible at picking appropriate size boxes. I'd love to see an analysis on how much resources those oversize boxes cost vs shipping a small box that's closer to the item size.
              Fun fact: sometimes the reason you get oversized boxes from online retailers is because they have shipping software whose goal is to most efficiently pack a delivery truck. Sometimes small things need to be put into a big box in order to better support the overall structure packed into the truck.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by OffsetStorefront View Post

                Fun fact: sometimes the reason you get oversized boxes from online retailers is because they have shipping software whose goal is to most efficiently pack a delivery truck. Sometimes small things need to be put into a big box in order to better support the overall structure packed into the truck.
                That, and if you saw how FedEx/UPS automation worked you'd appreciate the overpacking. When I worked at Kinko's they told us we needed to pack items to be able to drop from 6 feet up without being damaged.

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                • #9
                  I use my tools more to open 'easy open packaging' than what the tools were actually made for.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by namelessentity View Post

                    That, and if you saw how FedEx/UPS automation worked you'd appreciate the overpacking. When I worked at Kinko's they told us we needed to pack items to be able to drop from 6 feet up without being damaged.
                    Sometimes. But when I get one empty plastic waste-developer bottle packed in a box that could easily fit 10 of them, surrounded by plastic air pillows, it makes me really want to know who's in charge of shipping at Xerox.

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                    • #11
                      The material (packaging) should be banned from the face of the earth.

                      It tis an environmental nightmare.

                      We are on the path of Dinosaurs additionally.

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                      • #12
                        Recycle that crap whenever possible and complain when it's something that can't recycle

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                        • #13
                          My community is in crisis. There’s a vocal group wanting to ban “single use” plastic grocery bags. Currently the grocery store sells the plastic grocery bags for 5 cents and the paper grocery bags for 10 cents - which encourages people to opt for plastic. Go figure. BTW everyone seems to ignore the fact that the plastic bags can be recycled.

                          I questioned the term “single use” plastic grocery bags since I felt that created a bias.
                          IMHO they aren’t single use since people use them for under counter kitchen waste bins and for picking up their pet’s dropping among other uses. So, those multi use bags would have to be replaced by commercially sold plastic waste bags. So the net effect of banning the plastc grocery bags would be an increase in the number of plastic bags used as well as increased sakes/profits for the grocery store.

                          I got blank stares.

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                          • #14
                            How bout that plastic ink of the future?

                            Oh! That's right; that's anoter subject.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by D Ink Man View Post
                              How bout that plastic ink of the future?
                              Yeah next thing we know they will be making ink out of edamame.

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