Jen Sorensen by Jen Sorensen

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  1. jmattadams

    jmattadams GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    I’m not too crazy about bagged whole fruits or vegetables myself. But whatever, I’m not a retailer.

  2. NeedaChuckle

    NeedaChuckle said, 2 days ago

    I like the article that explained the packaging for a product that sounded as fragile as an egg. It had a ton of stuff to keep it safe. It was a BASEBALL!!! LOL!

  3. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    When we created packaging engineers, they had to be kept busy.

  4. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    And who is forcing Ms. Sorenson to buy all of these items ?

  5. wolfhoundblues1

    wolfhoundblues1 said, 2 days ago

    I work in PICU. We have had three cases of children eating Tide pods. I found out that there is ethylene glycol used as a stabilizer. It also makes them sweet,

  6. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    If the public didn’t buy this stuff, it wouldn’t exist.

  7. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 2 days ago

    I buy powdered detergent for the washer and powdered for the dishwasher. Much better to be able to measure out the right amount needed for the job. Best part, it is less expensive.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, 2 days ago

    Is this an individual problem or a social problem? If we leave it up to individuals to restrain themselves, we find ourselves awash in trash. So there are social consequences to individual actions. And sometimes the consumer doesn’t really have a free choice, because everything available is wrapped up in some kind of packaging. If the consequences were minor, then it wouldn’t matter so much. But if the consequences are serious, then we have to ask how we can prevent this unnecessary accumulation of trash.

  9. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, 2 days ago

    the plan is to add a bad flavor to the pod so infants/toddlers won;t like them. OF COURSE: as with all things dangerous in the house – it is incumbent on the parents to safe guard the home. Or should we stop selling knives because parents can’t keep them out of reach?

  10. Mr Blawt

    Mr Blawt said, 2 days ago

    We are killing the environment with unnecessary packaging. Tons of first generation plastic used to wrap more plastic and thrown into the ocean to form a ball of garbage. A big thank you from mankind to the world. But don’t you worry about it, someone is still making a profit.

  11. Doh

    Doh GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    I read yesterday,about a milk based wrapping; like around cheese,that is also edible and bio-degrades easily. Casin sp?

  12. charlie555

    charlie555 said, 2 days ago

    @lonecat

    Good questions.

    I can’t figure out why toothpaste and soaps still need cardboard boxes.

    And if Americans really want to save time they should insist on shampoo and conditioner in refillable pump bottles.

  13. charlie555

    charlie555 said, 2 days ago

    Just saw an ad last night for Velveeta wrapped in individual servings.

  14. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, 2 days ago

    @Doh

    Close: casein. But it won’t sell if you don’t need a saw, hammer, pliers and scissors to get it open.

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, 2 days ago

    I would argue that the way we live our lives is much more determined by corporations than by the government. Corporations decide to market little cups for brewing coffee; corporations decide that six-packs of beer will be marketed in plastic; corporations decide that Velveeta comes wrapped in individual servings (a corporation decided that Velveeta exists in the first place). Go into a modern grocery store and look at all the packaging. Is this all necessary? Clearly not. The little Keurig cups are obviously a bad thing for the world, but somebody designed them and somebody make a marketing decision to push them, and we all go along, because that’s the way the world is and aren’t they neat and convenient. Now and again people can effectively resist, but the influence of corporations is really overwhelming in the long run. If you’re worried about power in the world, worry about the influence of corporations.

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