12 Apr '11, 11am

5 Absurdly Over-Packaged Foods

5 Absurdly Over-Packaged Foods

People can be passionate about packaging. We’ve all been frustrated after getting a seemingly giant box, then wading through layers of tape, bubble wrap and tissue paper, only to find a tiny item no bigger than a credit card . Sunsweet Ones prunes are individually wrapped and come in 7- and 12-ounce containers. On the other end of the spectrum, good packaging design can catch our eye and make us as giddy as Lisa Simpson, who once remarked that the perfect packaging on “Mapple ” products totally “got her.” Find your local recycling solution for plastic wrap Sometimes there’s tension between consumers and manufacturers. The eco-minded want packaging that is as minimal as possible. And fully recyclable, compostable and made with 100 percent post-consumer content. The industry often fires back that they don’t want their products to start decomposing in the store, and they have...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/04/12/wasteful-food-packaging/

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