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Alexa Mevers, April 25, 2012

Let’s not forget excessive packaging. Even relatively small products are encased in a ridiculous array of plastics covers and zip ties. Why? So that the $1 toy gun you got for your nephew will be safe? Bottom line: We don’t need all of this packaging. Unnecessary packaging presents yet another problem. Every time we get a new phone, we also get all that packaging. We throw it away because there is no use for it. It’s so wasteful. Minimalism is quite a powerful thing, especially in packaging.

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  • Randall Dunkin Randall Dunkin April 27, 2012
    I wonder if the packaging industry is considering their own carbon footprint. Yesterday I received a small electronic device that measured about 1 cubic centimeter. But the package it was sent in could have held several hundreds of these little integrated circuits with ease. Although I didn't pack it, I feel a little guilt in having ordered this part as I filled a small trash can with the discarded packaging. It does not seem right to continue down this road.
  • Tor Randolph Tor Randolph May 13, 2012
    It would be awesome if all of the packaging could be 100% recycled, so that it can be re-used and not end up in a landfill.
  • Ellinor D-Sweden Ellinor D-Sweden Sept. 27, 2012
    I don't think the packaging industry is going to consider their carbon footprint unless the costumers put some requirements on the companies.

    In some parts of Sweden, the municipality started to charge the garabage collection by the weight and amount of garabage for each household individually. Maybe that could make more consumers complain about the excessive packaging.
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