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Mini Babybel cheeses must take some beating as regards excessive packaging!

Individually enclosed in a red skin, then wrapped in coloured cellophane, and if that wasn't enough, enclosed in red plastic netting!

 

 

 

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Usually, fancy-wrapped food means expensive, and I believe it is at £8.33/kg (special reduction offer at Morrisons).

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I'll see your babybel and raise you a box of Tassimo pods. First we have the pods themselves unrecyclable plastic topped off with foil, stacked in a cardboard box, wrapped in thick unrecyclable plastic. 

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I took a picture of a package that covered the entirity of a double bed but only contained a slim, and packaged, box. Just mental.

 

As an aside.....

 

If a company has a turnover over £2m and handles over 50t of packaging in a year they have to register and pay for a percentage of the packaging **** they inflict on the market.

 

A public register of all packaging producers is available online.

 

If you suspect some company is putting packaging on the market and isn't registered..then contact The Environment Agency.

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tesco wrap cucumbers in  tight plastic.

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11 minutes ago, taxman said:

I took a picture of a package that covered the entirity of a double bed but only contained a slim, and packaged, box. Just mental.

 

As an aside.....

 

If a company has a turnover over £2m and handles over 50t of packaging in a year they have to register and pay for a percentage of the packaging **** they inflict on the market.

 

A public register of all packaging producers is available online.

 

If you suspect some company is putting packaging on the market and isn't registered..then contact The Environment Agency.

That I did not know. 

2 minutes ago, davyboy said:

tesco wrap cucumbers in  tight plastic.

I think they all do.

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At the moment, manufacturers of packaging have to pay 10% of the net costs of disposal or recycling of packaging they place on the market. 

 

When environment secretary, Michael Gove increased that so it will be 100%. That should reduce ridiculous packaging. 

 

https://waste-management-world.com/a/manufacturers-to-pay-full-cost-for-recycling-uk-packaging

 

 

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24 minutes ago, davyboy said:

tesco wrap cucumbers in  tight plastic.

There's a reason for that though; it prolongs the life of the product.

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1 hour ago, davyboy said:

tesco wrap cucumbers in  tight plastic.

 A lot of supermarkets do that over here but only with English cucumbers, the local Ontario( seeded) type are never plastic wrapped ???

Edited by Ontarian1981

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A lot of online service company's go overboard with their packaging. I bought a tie, matching hanky and cufflinks in time for my daughter's wedding a month ago. You should have seen the box they came in, big enough to ship a kids tricycle in. The purchased item it self was already in a hard gift box about 10''by 5"by just over an inch and a half thick, then tons of bubble wrap balloons and all in this massive box. Honestly they could have put it in a padded envelope and it would have fitted my secure mailbox, but no, as I wasn't home, I had to trek over a mile to the post office to pick it up. :loopy:

Edited by Ontarian1981

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My bugbear is bananas wrapped in a polythene bag -  as if nature's packaging of a skin isn't enough!

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