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What is packaging? Who needs it? Why do we need it?

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INTRODUCTION What is packaging? Who needs it? Why do we need it? In the world we live in today, packaging is very important. The fact that everywhere you look, something is protected by some sort of packaging just shows us how much it is a part of our lives. Packaging is used to protect a variety of different products, ranging from chocolate wrappers to boxes of hi-fi systems. You can find a wide range of shapes and sizes, all designed for different purposes. Take for example, the type of packaging that protects our daily fresh food from germs and bacteria; special adhesives, cartons, containers and plastic bags, all in some way protect the food and are regarded as a form of packaging. There is one imperative issue related to this topic as to why we need it, and that is the fact that it contains the information, which tells us about the product, its ingredients and any instructions we might need. ...read more.


A fragile item should be always packaged well when being transported in order to protect it from any sort of damage. Then when it has been finished with, you'll find most packaging can be recycled or re-used somehow. Packaging tends to be attractive for one sole reason, to appeal to the customers, interest them and entice them. In fact, you'll probably find that the more creative and attractive the packaging is, the greater the cost of the product. Now as with everything, packaging has its own benefits and drawbacks. I think I have mentioned most of the advantages, but what about the disadvantages? It's all very well the products being glamorous and attractive. However, there is so much spent on packaging phone to make them fancy, that's why when it comes to opening up the packaging, you find there isn't much to the product and feel disappointed. ...read more.


Most of the time, you will find that the packaging with the most intricate details on it will be very expensive. As for the packaging with the simple, straight to the point data on, this will be more economic and most likely, environmentally friendly. Speaking of the environment, how is this affected by the production of packaging? I know that you would need many factories to produce the overwhelming amount of packaging needed today. This means that lots of pollution will be made from the fumes of chemicals brewing together, which all adds up. The greenhouse effect is getting worse! So what is packaging? It is the case, in which a product is contained. Who needs it? We all do in our day-to-day lives. Do we need packaging? In my opinion, yes we do! Whether we use too much or too little of it, we still need it. Without it, I don't know where we would be today! BY SEYE AKINNAIKE Seye Akinnaike ...read more.

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