Field of Science

How did we live without this? Plastic wrapped bananas

What an innovation! Del Monte you've done it again! You've wrapped individual bananas in plastic creating a marvel of redundancy, but the amazing, truly stupendous part of this is that you're marketing wrapped bananas as a "green", environmentally friendly product. And what kind of a mind thinks that putting a non-biodegradable plastic wrapping around a biodegradable banana skin is environmentally friendly? Business major, Marketing. Nuf said? Could anything be more ridiculous? Could anything be more bananas? (Sorry about that, it was just too much of a temptation.) Here it is in their own words.
"Mother Nature may have thought she came up with the perfect packaging for the banana, but the man from Del Monte has other ideas. Del Monte’s new CRT packaging is designed to provide significant carbon footprint savings by reducing the frequency of deliveries and the amount of waste going to landfill. The packaging is also recyclable.”
OK, now all of you who call the local green grocer and have your banana delivered really need to reconsider this practice and think a whole bunch about your life style. (OK that one was a reach.) Only a marketing person could add superfluous packaging and then say it will reduce waste going to landfills. Here's your new electric grapes; they'll save energy. Hopefully this venture will be a short-lived failure, but now that the Phactor thinks about it, individually plastic wrapped Idaho potatoes have been around for a couple of years now and why? You only want one potato, only buy one. And it doesn't need to be plastic wrapped to either bake it or microwave it, and in fact if you don't unwrap it you get a mealy, soggy thing like those foil-wrapped baked potatoes served in mediocre restaurants. At any rate, let me conclude by saying the man from Del Monte has other ideas OK, but they're all stupid.
HT the Daily Show.


Lisa said...

Dang. That's insane.

Eric said...

Maybe the guy got the wrong message from sex ed. They do show you how to put your banana in a wrapper.