Thicker Is Not BetterFebruary 22, 2012
By wr jones
You can tell by the expression of this young lady, unless you are an idiot, that she is fed up with plastic packaging. I am too.
She is missing her left arm which was lopped off in a chain saw accident while trying to open her new toaster.
All this talk about “Green” is a huge pile of whiffledust. We keep pouring more and more plastic into the environment. I don’t really care about the coming ecological disaster, I will be gone. But someone, say around the age of 3, should be near panic. If they were smart they would write their congress person to complain. Assuming, of course, the 3 year old could remove the thick damn plastic from the new pen.
I bought some batteries the other day. Spent 30 minutes trying to get them out of the pack. Missed the show I was needing the batteries to watch. I looked high and low thru the house for an implement to cut through the very hard thick plastic package. Finally used those chicken scissors that are part of a cutlery set. Even then it was a struggle. I expect the next step in the package industry vs consumer war they will move toward a steel box welded shut to hold those paper clips you need for the office.
I can understand this vault type packaging would cut down on the shoplifting of small items. Hard to hide that watch battery entombed in a body size package you can barely get to the counter with a large cart.