Wednesday 25 June 2003
Pet Peeve: Packaging
A large box arrived for me today. Inside the large box were air bags and a smaller box. The smaller box was hard to get open and the plastic very sharp. I finally extricated a small webcam and a CD. Most of the box was air. I really hate how much garbage all the packaging generates which I now have to dispose of. It's a complete waste and it's all just a marketing ploy to make the box look substantial and pretty as it sits on a shelf. And this happens over and over again with almost everything I buy. I fully support slapping an environment tax on manufacturers that insist on using excessive packaging.