Excessive packaging is a massive contributor to global waste — and if governments won’t call manufacturers on it, we’re going to have to resort to nerds on Reddit.
Recently launched subreddit r/EgregiousPackaging captures some of the most excessive offenders in the biz. Contributors share photos of the packages they’ve received, often drowning in paper or plastic.
Look at this shit.
I live in New York City and I never understood why grocery stories insist on wrapping a single rancid pea in plastic wrap and styrofoam. Why must my 5-month-old snow peas be drowned in BPA?
This container is almost as bad:
This level of meta-wrapping is too much for me:
The pill bottle is going to be okay, folks. It doesn’t need this much swaddling:
Put these drops in a tiny box and call it a day, Amazon:
We all love snack size bags of chips but they don’t deserve this level of plastic protection:
This anti-wrinkle lotion packaging is giving me wrinkles out of stress:
FREE. THE. PEAR.
You should be both anti-plastic-straw and anti-plastic-straw packaging.
Tea is tough. It doesn’t need to be protected like this:
This family-size cereal box should have come with a trigger warning:
And this, my friends, is the saddest orange I’ve ever seen.
Share your most egregious packaging stories on r/EgregiousPackaging. In the meantime, don’t forget to carry a complimentary tote bag wherever you go.
We know you have them stockpiled, somewhere.