After a week of hard-fought negotiations, I am now able to give you a little bit more of the detail about our success with the negotiations on packaging. Although I must ask you to keep this entirely confidential for the next 18 months, until all the other negotiations are agreed.
Some of our particular concerns are listed below:
My concerns about packaging were highlighted with the difficulties I had extracating a brand new excellent British product from its packaging – – – – – – a Dyson vacuum cleaner you can see my trials and tribulations by clicking on the following link: https://grumblesmiles.co.uk/2010/06/03/take-the-money-or-open-the-box/
In future all packages like this will be banned in the UK, but Mr Dyson will be free to still send his goods to Europe wrapped up so tightly that it will take many hours of the European’s time to unravel them.
My next packaging concern is “foil sealed tops”. You can see how much difficulty they are by clicking on the following link: https://grumblesmiles.co.uk/2011/02/20/breakfast-exercise-3/
Milk bottle tops used to be easy to get into but the ones they use these days seem to be welded on so they will be banned in future.
This is about child-proof bottle and jar tops. You can see the difficulties I had by clicking on this link: https://grumblesmiles.co.uk/2011/03/27/breakfast-exercise-4/
Older people need to get access to these everyday products. Little children must keep their busy fingers to themselves!
Most medical supplies are double or triple wrapped, no doubt for good hygiene reasons. But in an emergency, when you’re in a hurry, this is not at all helpful and will be banned in future throughout Europe. You can see my problem by clicking on this link: https://grumblesmiles.co.uk/2016/07/11/getting-plastered-to-be-edited-cartoon/
Breakfast cereal packages are a constant pain. They are always wrapped in a bag inside a box and never easy to open. Old people don’t need this frustration first thing in the morning. Sometimes they have tear-offable strips which are not even tear-offable. The story behind this can be seen by clicking on this link: https://grumblesmiles.co.uk/2010/09/06/breakfast-exercise/
Some European countries will not like this, because most cereals contain their imported berries, nuts, currants, dates and grains. All of which no doubt also come in sealed packages.
The European packing industry will no doubt be distraught by these new packaging regulations. But they can keep them in the rest of Europe if they want to. Meanwhile the British older people who move to the Island Republic, will be free to get on with their lives without the frustrations of UN-OPENEABLE PACKAGING.
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