While everyone appreciates a good packaged product, it can be taken too far. In these cases, not only did it go too far, but also is incredibly wasteful. Check out the examples and good luck trying to figure out the logic of some of them!
At first, this box looked empty. Did someone steal their item or maybe this was a prank? But nope! These batteries were just packed in the biggest box that was available.
2) Too Bad Nature Couldn’t Help
It really is unfortunate that nature doesn’t have some sort of protective shell of oranges so we don’t need plastic boxes. Oh wait. This is quite silly packaging but it’s great for the lazy.
3) It’s A Cool Tin
You would expect this tin to be full of different Nerds. Or at least a giant bag that barely fits in the tin. But all this Easter egg held was a small box of Lemonade Wild Cherry.
4) This May Be Worse
How lazy can one be? Would you spend three times as much on an orange if someone peeled it and pulled it apart? Turns out, some people would.
5) Another Disappointment
This was not worth the money. If this thing was full of gummy bears, then it would be a real treat. But what it’s really full of…is lies. Thanks again, life, for another disappointment.
6) Totally Not Needed
Does someone have something against buying their tomatoes without packaging? Just wash them and you’ll be fine. Or buy them in bulk if you want packaging.
7) Where’s My Cord?
Imagine waiting weeks for that replacement cord and when you get your package, it’s not in the box. If this happens, try digging deeper and you’re sure to find it.
People are running out of ideas. This company is bagging single potatoes so they’ll be “less waste.” Ya’ll know you can already buy single potatoes without them looking special?
9) Tastes Better Not Cut
Watermelon fanatics know that not all watermelon is created equal. If you’re going to buy a whole watermelon’s worth of the fruit, then buy it uncut. It tastes way better!
10) Three Times Safer
We understand it if you want your chicken wrapped. But just once really is enough. Although this is a great idea for if you want to eat one and freeze the rest.
11) Pallet-Packed Pallet
This pallet was actually packaged with a pallet. At this point, we’re not even sure which one is the packaging and which one is the order. Plastic or wood? It’s up to you.
12) One Leaf, Coming Right Up
This lime leave comes in a package big enough for a whole bushel of basil. You’d think they’d pack more in there or put it in a smaller bag. So much extra crinkle paper!
13) Just One Jar
This box has slots for nine jars, and yet it’s packed with only one. Maybe if you order more, they will pack them together. Or maybe it’s strictly one per box. You never know.
14) Is It Cheaper?
If you’re afraid of vending machines and gas stations, yet you only want one coke, then this is perfect for you. Otherwise, it’s a total waste and makes you want to facepalm.
15) Extra Gum Inside
This is a little ridiculus. Why use deli containers for gum that’s already packaged? Most of these are for lazy people but this one doesn’t make anything easier or cleaner.
16) Double Wraped For Safety Reasons
I suppose there are people who are allergic to orange peels. But then again, would those people be buying oranges? Probably not. So again, useless packaging.
17) Mamba Number Three
This tiny candy is packed in something that is supposed to be for 24 candies? Are we missing something here becuase none of this makes any sense.
18) That’s A Lot Of Plastic
With all of these people who hate plastic, you’d think that the retail industry would learn to stop overdoing it. Just use the bare minimum or switch to something biodegradable.
19) Now That’s A Flash Drive
Do you ever get a package and think, “I wonder what this is!” only to find out it’s something you ordered that could have fit in a smaller box? This happens all of the time.
20) What In The World?
This one bag probably doesn’t matter. But imagine all of the other items this company sells. That’s a lot of wasteful packaging. What could we do with all of that excess?
21) Just One Marker
This could have been packed in a envelope, even a padded one. But then again, whoever orders one marker is asking for it, aren’t they? It’s not even packaged itself.
This isn’t just any banana, it’s a cavendish banana. Is that why it’s packaged in plastic instead of sold as is? You’ll have to ask Starbucks about that because I’m lost.
23) Thanks Marks And Spencer
No one cares who sources the mango. We all know they are sweet and juicy. And of course it was tree ripened. So why is it packaged in plastic? Is it too good for the mound?
24) Surprise, It’s M&M
You probably thought that this box of M&Ms just had candy in it. But it’s actually just a box to hold the bag. It probably cost more than the bag and so you’re buying that box.
26) Thanks, SanDisk
First of all, 16GBs is extrememly weak, so no one is going to buy that anyway. Even if it does come with three in a package. But then again, this was 2013. My how the times have changed.
26) More Wrapped Bubble Wrap
This bubble wrap came wrapped in paper. What is it with bubble wrap vendors and their need to protect their bubble wrap. At least use bubble wrap. It’s good marketing.
27) Could have Held A Lot More
This Earl Grey tea bag came in plastic. Imagine packing tea in plastic. The whole idea is that tea bags are always biodegradable. It’s great! So why pack them in plastic and ruin that?
28) Those Gloves Are Safe
It’s a good thing this giant box and airbags were keeping these golfing gloves safe. Otherwise, they would have broken in the mail. Then this recipient couldn’t play golf.
29) Shallot Work?
I wonder if companies know that we don’t mind having our produce out in the open. Especially already well-protected bulbs of shallots, onions, and garlic.
30) They’re Even “Pointed”
These bananas are sold by the weight, like many produce is. But the thing is, is there anyone who would rather buy one in plastic than off the shelf? Who doesn’t by the bushel anyway?
31) Can you Buy One Pencil?
Maybe this packaging is so the sharpened pencil doesn’t poke you. If so, why not try a little harder to protect it? Besides, aren’t construction pencils the only singles you can buy?
32) That’s Just Gross
No one is going to buy a pre-peeled banana. It’s unsanitary and unnecessary. Why do people always try to find a new way to package the perfectly packaged banana?
33) At Least It’s Cute
Don’t let his cuteness fool you. He’s just there to lure children in and make them ask for this crazy packaging. Just look at those slices! Learn to peel, people.
34) Leave The Produce Alone
Not only are these strawberries packed in the most ridiculous way, but they are also from Harry and David. We all know they should have their act together. We’ve seen the catalog.
35) What A Big Knife
I have a feeling that all of their knives are packed in the same package, no matter the size. So of course some of them will be to small to make up for the biggest of them all.
36) They Rockit
Is there something about plastic packaging that makes produce seem special? Because there shouldn’t be any reason to pack anything that’s bigger than a strawberry.
37) Chop Those Sticks
These knitting needles are another that faced the overkill of wasteful packaging. At least tehy are safe, but it could have been done so much better.
38) Spot The Bulb
This bulb is so tiny that at first it was hard to spot. It looks like a picture on the box. But it’s actual size. There’s only one of them in the box. Even Energy Star is on the bandwagon.
39) Just One Tablet Again
Maybe there wasn’t a good way to pack one tablet without it getting lost. But they could have put five or six pills in the package to save on packaging. People would still buy it.
40) Not You Too, Vans
Even Vans is packing their shoes in a giant box. I hope there was air bubbles in there to keep it safe. Or you know, you could just pack it in a shoe-sized box.