「無厘頭」包裝 Over Packaging

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每次逛超市,都總會看到這個令人摸不著頭腦的情境﹣過度包裝,尤其是蔬果。

已經搞不清楚是什麼時候開始的一個狀況,什麼都給你獨立包裝,全都用保鮮紙包裹著,有些更為了讓消費者把水果蔬菜「安全」送回家,「體貼的」給你來多個膠盒。你認為這些包裝是免費的嗎?才沒有,而生產成本早已轉介消費者身上。即是說,本來我們應該可以用更低的價錢購買同樣的東西。

這些包裝都是必要的嗎?用保鮮紙包裹著蔬果真的好嗎?菜市場的蔬菜水果不就隨意的擺放在籮子裡讓人選購嗎?難道沒有加上一層保鮮紙就不新鮮?

說到尾還是一個市場需求問題。

如果消費者能表達清晰的訴求,拒絕接受「無厘頭」包裝,供應者還是需要配合。一 個人的力量可能不足以帶來什麼改變,但只要每個人都按個人能力在日常生活習慣上作少少改變,要求簡約包裝,相信有一天能形成一個氣候,那時候就是真正的改變。

Yes,,,, we want to talk about Over-Packaging again.

It becomes an usual practice in most of the supermarkets we can find in Hong Kong and the problem is getting more and more serious when we found that even fresh vegetables and fruits are wrapped in plastic wrap, it is ridiculous, isn’t it?

Yet, if we say it is ridiculous, why does it still happen? It is a matter of market demand and supply. Suppliers tend to look at the market demand to decide their product, including packaging, otherwise, where do they get profit if they produce something with no demand? So, the answer is simple, we deliver a message that we want to have those packaging.

Producing packaging uses up natural resources, energy and water and therefore contributes to global warming.  A large proportion of food packaging is made up of plastic which are non recyclable. This means it ends up in landfill and takes hundreds of years to break down.

It’s also expensive and adds to the costs of the products we buy.

So what can we do to reduce the amount of packaging I throw away?

As consumers, we need to deliver a clear message of what we want and what we don’t want. Don’t buy products you think are excessively or deceptively wrapped. Complain to your supermarket or the manufacturer and contact your local trading standards department if you believe a product is excessively wrapped.

If everyone doing the same, it will become an atmosphere and change will take place. So, what are you waiting for?

資料來源: 天然樂活

One comment on “「無厘頭」包裝 Over Packaging

  1. I don’t really complain about that, I just go to market – shops like Jusco I buy other things, but prices of fruits and veggies are just funny, especially once I saw potatoes two of them for 14HKD, and I needed much more lol never again🙂

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