30 Times Companies Used Wasteful Packaging And Got Publicly Shamed For It

Published 5 years ago

How much paper does it take to secure a light bulb in a carton box? All of it, apparently – and people aren’t happy. People are sharing photos of the huge amounts of packaging material they received with the items they ordered and the incredible wastefulness will have you fuming with rage.

Imagine ordering metal straws or other eco-friendly items only to have them come wrapped in a mile of plastic – not only is it absolutely ridiculous but it also completely defeats the purpose of reducing waste. Tired of this nonsense, people are taking it upon themselves to publicly shame the wasteful companies online – check out the incredibly wasteful packaging in the gallery below!

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#1 During Their Mating Season, The Masking Tape Must Be Separated To Avoid Unnecessary Violence

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#2 I Received A Large Package From Amazon Today

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#3 I Love It That Stores Really Care About Making Sure Your Products Arrive In One Piece, However, I Ordered A Candle!

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#4 My Dell Order Of Six Ink Cartridges Arrived Today

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#5 The Packaging Of Lol Dolls

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#6 It May Look Like Our Designer Roo Is Hibernating, But This Is Just The Packaging Used To Protect The Eco-Friendly Light Bulbs

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#7 Destroying The Planet One Apple At A Time

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#8 Gas Station Packaging For One Dose

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#9 This Is How Our Shop Received 700 Disposable Screws. Individually Packaged, With Plastic Thread Protectors

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#10 Dear Amazon, Please Explain Why You Need All This Packaging To Send Us Little Label?

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#11 I Decided To Try Use Less Plastic So I Ordered 4 Re-Usable Straws, This Is The Amount Of Packaging They Came In

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#12 2 Boxes Of Tea… 30+ Feet Of Bubble Wrap

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#13 My New Insurance Refuses To Pay For Meds I’ve Been On For Years. My Doc Gets Free Samples And Gives Them To Me. This Is The Packaging For 15 Days Of Pills

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#14 Excessive Packaging For A Battery I Ordered Online

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#15 Amazon, I Don’t Think The Box Was Big Enough

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#16 Ordered A Bulk Order On Amazon From A Single Seller. They Sent Each Item In Their Own Individual Envelope With Their Own Individual Tracking Number – 50 Items In 50 Envelopes

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#17 I Picked Up Three Months Worth Of Anxiety Medication

Each lot of 28 tablets came in it’s own little tub which came in an individual box each with a set of instructions. I emptied all the separate tubs into one tub and it’s not even full.

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#18 I Love Your Products, Dr. Perricone, But Please Sort Out The Wasteful Packaging

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#19 Today In Excessive Packaging

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#20 All This Non Recyclable Packaging Used To Send Copper Tubing. 20 Envelopes For 20 Pieces When All Could Easily Fit Into One

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#21 This Much Packaging For This Small Of An Eco Friendly Product No Less. This Is Just So Laughably Bad

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#22 50 Feet Of Paper For 1 Bag Of Kitty Litter

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#23 Oh Good! My Battery Arrived

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#24 Sephora At It Again For A .05oz Concealer

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#25 Buddy Bought Two Mini Cast Irons From Amazon

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#26 I Ordered Three Pairs Of Drumsticks From Amazon. They All Showed Up Separately In Boxes Way Bigger Than Necessary

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#27 All This Packaging For This Little Item

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#28 “We Want Less Plastic” Plastic Straws Individually Wrapped In Plastic Then Put In A Plastic Bag

Image source: TooManyTriesForAName

#29 Amazon… Really?!

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#30 I Ordered A Custom Eyeshadow Palette

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