Written by Tess Riley via the Huffington Post on 9/12/2018
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A big source of contention is single-use packaging: takeout containers, potato chip packets, yogurt pots and salad bags, plus the million plastic water bottles bought around the world every minute.
Some retailers and industry groups defend plastic packaging on the basis that it helps prevent food waste. But is there ever a justification for shrink-wrapping bananas? Or cans of beer? We asked for your photos of ridiculous plastic packaging. Here are some of the gems you sent us.
1. Totally Bananas
On holiday in Orlando we found these in CVS. We were so shocked we sent a photo home to friends in the UK! Why shrink wrap bananas?!!
2. We Can’t Even...
Behold! 10 individually packaged (in plastic) sachets of grated parmesan in their own plastics bag. Completely wasteful.
3. Cans You Believe It?
Produce was a lot different in GA.
This coconut has had its shell taken off so it can be wrapped in plastic, in Spain, before being sold in the UK... @marksandspencer
5. How Is This A Thing?
Individually wrapped bananas in Japanese 7- Elevens.
It's common practice in small town grocery stores in Maine. These photos are from a family trip downeast in 2015. (Bright red hot dogs are a thing here.)