Write about the following topic:
Do you think consumer should avoid over packed products or it is responsibility of producer to avoid extra packaging of products? Give your views or any relevant example with your own experience.
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You should write 200-300 words.
The packaging of products serves a number of functions. The foremost is to make things easy to carry by the end-user. Although the packaging is very important to make things more convenient but sometimes the consumer gets annoyed by the over packing of products. I am of the view that consumer should avoid over packed products as often it is purely marketing. In this article, I will further explain my viewpoint with the valid example.
Recently I visited a supermarket to find plastic-wrapped bananas. In my view bananas already come with their own natural biodegradable cover so what is the need for this extra packaging. When I inquired from the company’s customerservice, they reverted that it keeps bananas fresh for long. I feel this extra plastic packaging makes the company eligible to charge more for the same fruit.
Simply put, some products are unnecessarily over packed to make more money from the consumer. Also, some product’s cover is specially designed to give the false perception of greater value to the consumer. The consumer should avoid buying products that tend to be over packed.
Instead, we can always carry our own bag to the supermarket to buy regular grocery or fruits to the home. If a consumer feels like any product is over-packed then he/she can replace the product with another comparable brand or company. This way we can show our support to brand/company opting for less packaging or go-green plan.
To conclude, we should always opt for minimal, fully recyclable and compostable packaging. It is the responsibility of both consumer and manufacturers to go greenway and opt for minimal packaging whenever possible.