Del Monte Gives Middle Finger to Nature with Plastic-Bagged Bananas

If… if only there were some sort of container for a banana. Something that would protect the fruit inside, be easy to open, and a cinch to throw away. Oh wait, right.

Luckily, the idiots at Del Monte have created an entirely unnecessary and wholly wasteful solution to a problem that doesn’t exist—packaging the perfectly fine organic wrapper of the banana’s skin with a plastic one—which now makes it, in moron marketing-speak, a “Natural Energy Snack on the Go”!

This is a huge relief, because portability was a major problem with bananas throughout history, what with no easy way to hold or store them.

Del Monte, in one last gesture of stupidity, actually claims the bags are eco-friendly, because they’ll perfectly time the ripening of the fruit on shelves, preventing unnecessary banana deliveries. And the cost to society is only a plastic bag manufactured for every single banana.

It would also be nice to have apples packed in durable styrofoam shells with a carrying strap. Someone please get on this.

[Gizmodo via TreeHugger]

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Comments (2)

  1. My head hurts just trying to wrap my mind around it. What were they thinking? I actually think this will make the bananas go bad faster because the gases will be trapped in there with them. All of the bananas will ripen at the same time, and then it will be chaos.

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