Is This Too Much Packaging, You Think?

Over-Packaging photo

Here's today's ridiculous packaging.

We try to feature both bad packaging and good packaging design, but we don't need to tell you that it's easier to find examples of the former.

Package Overkill photo

Here's what was inside all of those layers of packaging up close.

From Wired:

I'm all for safety, but five layers of packaging material seems like a bit of overkill for a one gram bottle of ethidium bromide -- even if it is slightly flammable and highly toxic. This little glass container, which came to my lab today, seemed to be packed for Armageddon.

Part of the problem with so much packaging is the materials themselves, but part of it is also how much space it takes in trucks and planes, using more fossil fuels.

::Photo: Is This Too Much Packaging Material?

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