Packaging annoyances


#1

Has anyone ever been able to peel off the plastic film from a pack of e.g.sausages?

Why do manufacturers make cartons shaped in a way that causes spillage?

Innocent: fuck right off with your stupid fucking twee instructions


#2

FYI everyone, there may be some examples of situations where kitchen scissors are the best thing for a job in this thread


#3

Someone on here coined the term “wackaging” for the kind of quirky bullshit you get on Innocent and those nice yogurts in the Boots meal deal. Think it was @eltham.


#4

Sometimes a Muller Fruit Corner will fold perfectly allowing for optimum transfer of fruit to yogurt, other times it just kind of bends.


#5

Also shirt packaging is overengineered horseshit. Your average TM Lewin shirt comes with between 15 and 20 mostly redundant bits of plastic stashed in its folds.


#6

Hello I’m Marckee

(or have I been wolfcastled?)


#7

Those really hard plastic packaging around things like scissors that need a pair of scissors to cut into


#8

I have a little pair of wire cutters I use for cutting guitar strings, zip ties etc

they came attached to a piece of card with a zip tie. I tore off the cardboard but the zip tie is still attached to the cutters


#9

dear packet manufacturers save yourself a few quid by not sticking a bit of adhesive tape to my coffee/pine nuts/whatever and pretending that it will adequately reseal the packet YSCs


#10

No I’M Marckee

http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/social/4417398#r7076903


#11

Tend to be more of a Next man and I have to say that their overpackaging has been much improved in recent years. Two clear plastic strips to keep the collar rigid and 3 or 4 clips.


#12

whoa!

nice marckeeing my friend…


#13

Use a pizza cutter


#14

after extensive research I conclude that you did indeed provably coin this term.


#15

nope, I’m marckee


#16

Fuck yes - I forgot about that. Batteries as well. Also, I bought a USB stick a couple of weeks ago and even scissors struggled to make an impression on the plastic. had to employ a Stanley knife


#17

Weird how you never see an empty one of those on the shelves, where the scissors have made a break for it.


#18

I hate the way that they vacuum pack fish. Bloody nightmare to get out, and nigh on impossible to do without getting stinky fish fingers
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#19

just slide a knife under one fish and one end and drag knife across length of fish.


#20

Read somewhere today that Morrisons are bringing out fish packaging which doesn’t require you to actually handle the produce