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Wretched Excess, Packaging Dept: 3.75 Pounds of Packaging for 4.5 Oz of Chocolate

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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TreeHugger has shown so many examples of wretched excess in packaging, but this may be a record. Matt reports on a gift of 4.5 ounces of chocolate he received, packaged in: 2 gel ice packs, 19 oz each (plastic willed with gel) 2 moisture trappers, 3 oz ttl (paper, plastic film) 1 large metalized plastic bubble envelope 1 crunch paper space holder, 2oz (heavyweight) 1 heavy board box, 8oz Chocolate box, inside riser, tissue, cups, foam protectors, celophane Matt suggests "the Irresponsible Packaging Awards, IPA's. Like the Razzies are the counterpoint to the Oscars, it's something that might shed light on an industry that seems totally unregulated, and should be clocked as what it is, a major drain on our resources, energy, and planet." But I think there is more to this than just excess packaging.. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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