Instagram Account “Pointless Packaging” Is Both Hilarious And Infuriating

Plastic waste is one of the biggest environmental issues we are facing as a society, but that’s not stopping major supermarket chains from packaging their products in the most pointless ways. These wasteful attempts range from baffling to downright hilarious, and there’s an entire Instagram account devoted to them.

Pointless packaging example.

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  1. Anonymous January 14, 2020

    really nothing hilarious here :-/
    sad and useless, maybe

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  2. Mr Bleak January 14, 2020

    Some of them do need packaging, and it’s pretty much treh least you can get away with: the slice of pineapple, the peeled orange, the sliced pepper. The strawberry? If I was paying that much for a single strawberry, I’d want a solid diamond box …

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  3. Anna January 14, 2020

    I want to visit these companies head quarters and give them a piece of my mind!! 🤬

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  4. Anon January 14, 2020

    send it to Greta

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  5. Anna January 14, 2020

    What a disgrace! Shame on everyone who buys these! :-(

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  6. Anna2 January 14, 2020

    While one or two of these are a bit silly, I can think of at least three reasons for some of them
    Theft prevention – the individual cans of coke, the individual bananas, etc. people will take a single item and consume it while shopping and then “forget” to pay.
    Food safety – the oranges, zucchini, etc probably don’t have the thin wax coating that most unpackaged produce has. It’s just another way to keep the produce fresh.
    Convenience, ours, not theirs – the wood product looks like it’s dropped into a bag with the description/instructions label then vac sealed. How else could they be sure each log comes with instructions?

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  7. Anonymous January 14, 2020

    The eggs are super convenient for people who cannot peel an egg …

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  8. Anonymous January 14, 2020

    No wonder everybody is fat if they cant even peel an orange.

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  9. banned49 January 14, 2020

    If you”ll notice the majority of these pics are from Europe.
    This waste is more likely the result of the insane E.U. regulations than the sellers fault.

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  10. Doodpants January 14, 2020

    @Anna2 “How else could they be sure each log comes with instructions?”
    Why does a log need instructions? It’s wood. There’s only two things you’d do with it:
    1. Toss it in the fireplace and light it
    2. Trade it for sheep

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  11. Anonymous January 14, 2020

    I can understand the eggs and the peeled orange. If you have really bad arthritis, some simple tasks become painful and difficult.

  12. Anonymous January 14, 2020

    That is one fancy strawberry.

  13. Captain Planet January 14, 2020

    The plastic should be thicker.

  14. Anonymous January 15, 2020

    Makes me want to slap someone.

  15. Anonymous January 15, 2020

    How dare you

  16. Anonymous January 15, 2020

    What’s with the strawberry? Seems pricey.

  17. Some internet person January 15, 2020

    The potatoes are meant to be microwaved in the wrapping; iy holds the steam in. If someone bought one of those just to cut it out of the plastic and put it in a conventional oven, they’d be the idiot.

    I don’t buy those because I have a toaster oven to make real baked potatoes in, but it would have been handy when I was living in the college dorms, fi.

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  18. Chairman Mao January 15, 2020

    Thicker plastic with high levels of Bisphenol A please.

  19. Varkrom January 17, 2020

    Anna if you did give them a piece of your mind, they would just try to rap it up to.

  20. Kirsty January 21, 2020

    No, the brocolli packaging is necessary, as I discovered when I brought home loose brocolli directly in my bag. Lots of little green bits everywhere!

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  21. Iris January 26, 2020

    The producer of that strawberry gift box should be sued.

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