Tag Archives: packaging

Packaging Puzzle?

I started writing about excess packaging way back in 2010 and it has been something of an irritant ever since.  ( You can see my earlier posts by clicking on Packaging in the TagCloud)    My rants haven’t changed much.   If … Continue reading

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Plastic Fantastic !

At last I can see my blog is beginning to have a global impact.   I am talking about all my rants about excessive packaging.    (You can see my earlier blogs by clicking on Packaging in the Tag Cloud) … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Last Laugh Looney Party on PACKAGING

This week the Packaging Association had its annual awards ceremony.  I will bet there were not many older people there ! In this election people are not taking the LLLP seriously enough.     So today we are announcing our … Continue reading

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“Getting Plastered”

It’s been a lovely week, the weather has been good and I have been out in the garden catching up on all the weeding, pruning, tying back and pottering.   These are the constant everyday challenges of the cottage gardener. … Continue reading

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“Assisted Living”

This is an American term applied to retirement housing, which I have never fully understood.   It tends to be associated with grab rails, hoists, Zimmer frames, mobility scooters and emergency call systems.   That’s all good stuff but it doesn’t … Continue reading

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“Coke No Joke”

End of a holiday, sitting by the pool, all books read, no English newspapers, soaking up the last of the sun’s rays before leaving for home.  Using up the last can of coke from the oversized, big enough to keep … Continue reading

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“Granola Wars” 2

My struggle with packaging and in particular breakfast cereals, continues.  (See my earlier blogs in the “archive” on Breakfast Exercise dated 6th September 2011, 27th March 2011 and 20th February 2011 and Granola Wars dated 19th June 2011). This morning … Continue reading

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“Granola Wars”

As our society ages, manufacturers that don’t make products suitable for the grey market, will miss out on a huge segment of elderly consumers.  It is especially frustrating when excellent products are wrapped up in impossible-to-open packaging because by then … Continue reading

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Breakfast Exercise “5”

My breakfast struggle with packaging and small print continues! This time, in the unlikely form of a small bottle of lemon juice. Surely that can’t defeat me? All I want is a warm honey and lemon drink to soothe my … Continue reading

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