Read an interesting article, here in Ontario we are unable to process all our recycled goods. So we ship 40000 tonnes of plastic to China to be melted down and shipped back to us as cheap toys and such. Much of this tonnage is comprised of the water bottles that they use to sell us tap water with european names.
Ever buy electronics? A tiny device surrounded by a foot wide span of plastic shell which is impossible to disengage from the product. . . .Instead, they should hire more staff at Futureshop or pay them enough to give a shit about theft and use smaller packages.
Some products seem to go through such a rigamaroar from start to purchase they end up with layer after layer of cellophane. Peeling many back, you think you’re inside, but then, individually wrapped components in the box as well- of course.
There may have been a time when the most successful capitalists were those that made the best products. Today, its all about the packaging; you have to use various plastic coverages for production needs, shipping purposes, anti theft, and product protection. Of course all these uglier functional layers of packaging need to be concealed by the most important layer of all, the glossy colourful marketing package. This is the one that really counts, because if you don’t want to buy it, all is lost. Point is, the package is becoming more the product than the product itself. Sell it fast, sell it again- only possible if you’ve got the coolest package.
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