24 Dec '11, 4pm

How To Open Annoying Plastic Clamshell Packaging via @Care2

The Holidays are a time for gift giving and receiving. Lots and lots of new gadgets will make their way in to the hands of children both old and young over the next week. Unfortunately, many of those gadgets will come packaged in horrible, eco-hostile and impossible to open clamshell packaging. Thousands of products now come in this packaging, since it’s relatively inexpensive, allows the consumer to see the product, and makes the product bulky enough that it’s difficult to shoplift. And thousands of people will end up in the ER this holiday season after injuring themselves either on the sharp, stiff edge of the packaging as they attempt to pry it open, or with the unsafe implement they’ve engaged to try to get through the plastic armor. This post was, in fact, inspired by the large cut in the the back of my hand, thanks to my efforts towards opening a new hard drive with ...

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